Category Archives: Books

Silver linings that shine brighter than all the diamonds in the world…

Balance exists in our lives. It is not always easy to see, and if you subscribe to certain eastern philosophies, you may never recognize this balance as it permeates myriad lifetimes. But, as I accuse some people of the need … Continue reading

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50 Shades of zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………….

I have resisted commenting on all of the hubbub about this “novel” for some time now. [And, oh how I have wanted to use the word hubbub.] The “novel” in question is E.L. James‘ 50 Shades of Grey. The hubbub … Continue reading

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Washing out the dirty laundry…

Dirty little secrets Dirty little lies We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie We love to cut you down to size We love dirty laundry I generally have the news on in the morning while I am getting … Continue reading

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Scared of the wrong things

I am scared of the wrong things. This has likely always been true of me, but like most of the elements of our personalities we come to acknowledge them through events and experiences, mishaps and miscues… living. I know that … Continue reading

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I finally finished the book: 365 photos, 366 days later.

One (long and very interesting) year after I completed this photo project, I have completed the book of the photos. It is for sale via the Blurb website for the cost of the book – a total non-profit enterprise, as I imagine … Continue reading

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S/He’s got a… personality.

As an element of their work to analyze Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, I had my freshman students complete a Myers-Briggs personality quiz as if they were Holden, and then retake the test as themselves. It … Continue reading

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King Lear: We haiku you.

Irrational Lear Lost everything he owned Once hidden, now known. I give you King Lear: Madness, betrayal, bad weather. Everybody dies. The eye does not see when the storm reduces man madness his nature Lear – angry, crazy: A dragon … Continue reading

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