Monthly Archives: April 2010

National Poetry Month, the Last Day

I dwell in Possibility— A fairer House than Prose— More numerous of Windows— Superior—for Doors— Of Chambers as the Cedars— Impregnable of Eye— And for an Everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky— Of Visitors—the fairest— For Occupation—This— The spreading … Continue reading

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Fathom, by Cherie Priest

Fathom, by Cherie Priest, Tor Books, 2008 If Sam squinted, he could make out a shape at the top of the steeple; but it was difficult to identify.  He was just concluding that it was the strangest rendering of the … Continue reading

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Frieda likes Peet’s Homage to Escher Day of the Dead

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Pretty Pieces all in a Row

The Glister, by John Burnside, Anchor Books, 2009 “. . . They should pull everything down and start over, maybe in shacks or mud huts, so that people could learn how to live again, instead of just watching TV all … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Symbol; or, Is the Medium Really the Message?

Where I work, there’s a signal that gets used in the women’s restroom whenever one of the paper towel dispensers runs out of paper.  A scrap of paper towel (presumably the last scrap) is stuck on to the handle of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week; John Crowley

This is the quote I originally planned to use, from Endless Things: “. . . For readers, time in a novel goes only one way; the past told of in the turned pages is fixed, and the future, nonexistent till … Continue reading

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Cocoa and Lavender, Milk and Honey

After the farmers’ market I stopped at Milk and Honey, the goddess store.  Yes, the town has a goddess store.  What can I say?  In an earlier post I mentioned that they were going to start serving tea and coffee … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Grammar

This quote came from a Huffington Post article about the Goldman Sachs thing.  Do they mean you shouldn’t sell products that you know will fail, or that you shouldn’t sell to investors you know will fail?  You be the judge. … Continue reading

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The Toyota Thing

I have a hybrid Toyota Camry.  I really like it.  I like the gas mileage and how little I spend in a month for fuel.  I like gliding through a parking lot like a silent silver shark.  I like knowing … Continue reading

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Aegypt Alphabet

Someone at work asked me what John Crowley’s Aegypt quartet was about, and I gave the answer I’ve always given, no matter where I was in the cycle.  I said, “I have no idea what these books are about.  I … Continue reading

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