Monthly Archives: October 2016


As unlikely as it may seem a book entitled Gut: The Inside Story of Our Bodies Most Underrated Organ has become an international bestseller.  I found  it an absolutely fascinating book despite the taboos related to discussing what happens to … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

Amy Weiss-Meyer wrote an article in The Atlantic about a series of books, the Dear America series for girls, that had quite an impact on her as an adolescent.  She makes the point that even though the major characters in … Continue reading

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Words at Play

I recently read a wonderful book about words entitled Wordcatcher: An Odyssey Into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words (2010) by Phil Cousineau.  The author discusses approximately 250 words (in alphabetical order), but also talks about many more “companion … Continue reading

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As You Wish

“Inconceivable” “My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.” “Never get involved in a land war in Asia.” “Have fun storming the castle.” “Rest well, and dream of large women.” “Please consider me as an alternative … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are. All we can say is that this is a good deed, because it helps someone or that’s an evil one … Continue reading

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