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Pros and Cons of a World with the OASIS

By now many people have seen the movie Ready Player One. If you have not read the book, then I recommend you do so. The movie (directed by Steven Spielberg) is about 10% based on the book by Ernest Cline. … Continue reading

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Time for Rest and Contemplation in Iona

Someday I want to visit Iona. It is a tiny island (3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide) in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. I want to visit for a few reasons. In 2001 when I was … Continue reading

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Reading about Writing

Before February was over I had finished six books from my 10 books Goodreads reading challenge. Well, actually 5 and a half books because I started one book late last year. For the past few years I read very little, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary tells the story of Leigh Botts who lives with his mother while his father works as a trucker. He struggles with his parent’s divorce and conflicts at school while he also tries to develop … Continue reading

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People Need to Learn to Read

Reviewing favorite books from my childhood brings back an important aspect of my childhood for which I am thankful. I was raised to be a reader. When I was a child, my mother did not let my sisters and me … Continue reading

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Return to Reading

I explained earlier this month that I decided to read more this year.¬†I used to read extensively. Sometimes I would have three books in progress, but one or two was ideal. A few years after moving back to Georgia that … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor”

I received¬†Frankenstein Moved in on the Fourth Floor (by Elizabeth Levy, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein) in a mail order book club. In each shipment I received a set of books selected by the company. This book came in the same … Continue reading

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In the Break Room – Put that Phone Down and Write

A week or so ago I was sitting in the smaller break room at work during our afternoon break time. I handled an important text message and then noticed other people at the table looking at their phones. I put … Continue reading

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Returning to Old Favorites

Last Thursday night I was relaxing at home after work. After I ate dinner I settled into my recliner with a blanket over my lap. Arwen jumped up on my lap, curled up on the blanket she loves, and purred. … Continue reading

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“The Watery Place Your People Call Venus”

In his short story, “The Watery Place” (1956), Isaac Asimov writes about a sheriff and his deputy sitting in the sheriff’s station in Twin Gulch, ID. The sheriff has various business interests in addition to his work as a sheriff, … Continue reading

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