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Day 688: The Age of Innocence

I have certainly read The Age of Innocence before, but it was not until this rereading that I gained a full appreciation for its subtlety and complexity. 499 more words


Book Club Corner Picks: April Recommendations

Welcome to our Book Club Corner, where each month we highlight books new to paperback we think would make perfect picks for your next book club discussion. 406 more words

Women Writers Wednesday 4/15/15

Tonight, as Women Writers Wednesday and Poet-A-Day collide so beautifully, enjoy a review of Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars in a thoughtful review by Christa M. 720 more words


The Ugliest Word

A journalist once asked Carl Sandburg, “What is the ugliest word in the English language?” After a few minutes Sandburg replied, “Exclusive.” The ugliness of exclusive depends upon whether we are among the included or the excluded. 169 more words

Christian Living

Memories of the way small-town editors used to be

The creative well needed filling early today.

In other words, no blog topics immediately came to mind until this link appeared in my Facebook news feed. 730 more words

Writing & Blogging

The Emperor of Pop Medicine

Here’s my review of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. I really liked this one, so be warned: Superlatives ahead. 711 more words

Book Review

The Wild Iris (Gluck)

It would be easy to dismiss this collection, a Pulitzer Prize winner, as just another nature collection, but that would, I think, be to miss the point. 88 more words