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POEM: Kees Popinga

This poem was inspired by the book The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Georges Simenon Kees Popinga to pretend with all your might for fear that one slip & you’ll find yourself carried like so much dead wood … Continue reading

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What I Read In April

I thoroughly enjoyed my April reading. I finally caught up on back issues of The Sun, Barrelhouse and The Baffler. I also finally read Edward Abbey’s brilliant Desert Solitaire. I’m a big fan of Sparrow, so I was excited to … Continue reading

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What I read in March

March was nothing if not eclectic. I read a book about how the Pittsburgh Pirates used data analysis to turn around the team’s fortunes; a collection of samurai manga; and a book about Dogen’s Shobogenzo, one of the seminal texts … Continue reading

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What I Read In January 2016

I started reading the Harry Potter series for the second time in January. Finished it in the middle of February. I also read a bunch of stuff about Unitarian Universalism because my partner and I are getting involved in our … Continue reading

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What I Read In August & September

Not much. With the start of my new morning show job and the resultant early nights, coupled with my marathon to finish the 26 years of classic Doctor Who, my reading slowed waaaaaay down in August and September. I read … Continue reading

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What I Read In July

My reading slowed down in July, at least partly because I started working 60-hour weeks. I really enjoyed what I read, though. It was fun to read Dune for the second time, and I think I got even more out … Continue reading

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