Month: August 2014

Book Report: The Bathing Women

Book Report: The Bathing Women

While helping my daughter navigate the graphic novel section at the International District Library, the cover of The Bathing Women on a nearby shelf caught my eye. I couldn’t resist a story about the intersecting lives of a group of women shaped by the Cultural Revolution. I read it almost in one sitting, gulping down…

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Book Report: The Happy Atheist

Book Report: The Happy Atheist

Arguments about the existence of god bore me. I know my own opinion, and I don’t care about yours. I’m ambivalent about books based on blogs. Part of me feels gypped; it’s just a a bunch of prewritten material lazily recycled. Another part of me thinks, “Way to go fellow writer! Way to build on…

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Book Report: One Bird’s Choice

Book Report: One Bird’s Choice

Historically, biographies were the province of Great Men. Only army generals and presidents deserved a biography, and any lesser soul, say a minor aristocrat or a scientist, who attempted to publish his own story was mocked for hubris. Then the 20th century came along, and modern literature determined that everyone has a story that deserves…

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Shameless Summer Festival Post

Shameless Summer Festival Post

I considered calling this post “What I Did on My Summer Vacation,” or more accurately, “Shameless Self-Promotion.” But since I’m being shameless, I thought, “Titles that can be construed as sexual get the most hits, so what the hell, let’s go for the click-bait.” Anyway, I’ve been doing a little writing outside of this blog…

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Book Report: A Beginning, A Muddle, and an End

Book Report: A Beginning, A Muddle, and an End

I wanted a nap, but I had a deadline. So I tried to stack my rocks knowing I’d have to do it over again tomorrow anyway. The laptop battery ran down before I had written 300 words, and that was excuse enough to stop. Then I remembered an overdue library book: A Beginning, A Muddle,…

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