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It is no doubt unfair to fish to associate them with what we also call “tall” stories.  It would seem that from time immemorial, fishermen have not been able to resist adding to the length of the fish they claim to have caught.  305 more words

It's over! I have finished Moby Dick!

I’m aware there was a time in my life when I wasn’t reading ‘Moby Dick’, but it seems so long ago I barely remember it. I think my hair was shorter, and it cost less than £20 for a family of four to go to the cinema including snacks. 298 more words


Poem of the Day: from Moby Dick by Herman Melville

“But look! here come more crowds, pacing straight for the water, and seemingly bound for a dive. Strange! Nothing will content them but the extremest limit of the land; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not suffice. 552 more words

Good To Read / Poem Of The Day

John Bonham

Black Dog ; When the Levee Breaks ; Stairway To Heaven ; Fool in the Rain ;

There is no combination of words adequate to describe the sense of awe I felt as a young drummer hearing these drum tracks for the first time.



Thirty Years of Writing Well-Check Out Zinsser

I’d like to share my latest discovery, William Zinsser’s book On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, with you. I found his tips on how to improve your basic skills as a writer both practical and helpful, along with his assertion that there’s no excuse for sloppy writing or for failing to master the simple tools that will make your writing easier for your audience to read and understand. 299 more words


Rosenblatt: Imaginative literacy can transform the world

SAALIK KHAN | Staff Photographer
Roger Rosenblatt, distinguished professor of English and writing at Stony Brook University, speaks in the Amphitheater Tuesday morning.

“The stone’s alive with what’s invisible.” … 3,422 more words


July Events at the Crocker Art Museum

Looking for some fun to fill your summer? The Crocker Art Museum is hosting tons of events for all ages! Whether you want to kick back in the courtyard and watch a classic film or dance the night away to live music, the Crocker Museum events this summer have just what you need. 385 more words

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