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    09-19-2023, 10:25 AM
    I thought you could probably identify, Bounty. I seem to remember you were/are an educator. Speaking of archetypes, here’s Bob Nelson running...
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    09-19-2023, 12:26 AM
    There’s still a couple of weeks in MLB’s regular season, but football is back! Gotta say I don’t have much interest in the NFL, but I do like going...
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    09-15-2023, 02:23 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Nature Writing in General Literature
    Here’s one from Ridgeline by Michael Punke. Crazy Horse, one of the main characters and also a real historical figure, has been tracking a small herd...
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    09-14-2023, 01:04 PM
    So I finished The Ridgeline by Michael Punke, a historical fiction novel about the Fetterman Massacre in 1866 out west between various bands of...
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    09-12-2023, 05:06 PM
    Nice. Also a good hook, which I only say because I do believe I’m hooked. By way of comparison and contrast here’s the first two paragraphs of Demon...
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    09-12-2023, 10:35 AM
    Alright, my friends, you’ve convinced me. As soon as I finish Demon Copperhead I’ll dive into David Copperfield, or maybe The Pickwick Papers. I’ve...
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    09-11-2023, 11:49 AM
    Sit back and enjoy the ride with Frontiers, eh Danik? Also **palm slaps forehead ** I did not make the connection between Demon Copperhead and...
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    09-10-2023, 11:34 AM
    Yup, I’ve been suckered into buying a book with a highfalutin prize sticker on the cover more than once (hasta). But I’ve come around to Danik’s way...
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    09-09-2023, 11:39 AM
    Haha! Homework. Great characterization, Danik. Those books feel like something I hafta read rather something I get to read. After struggling...
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    09-07-2023, 11:26 AM
    Hah! I only use google to diagnose serious illnesses. My first thought after reading your post was — hey I didn’t know McPherson wrote a book...
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    09-06-2023, 12:54 AM
    Is that James McPherson any kin to the Union General of the same name? There used to be a Fort McPherson in Atlanta named for the Union General who...
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    09-05-2023, 12:22 PM
    Good point. Reading is a great way to travel, and not just to a place but also to a time. I can read about the Iberian peninsula and then I can visit...
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    09-04-2023, 02:54 AM
    Danik, you’ve got eclectic taste. I’m not sure I can keep up with the breadth of your literary interests. And thanks, I thought we all might like...
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    09-02-2023, 10:54 PM
    I’ll start. I’ve been reading The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride, and I’ve been enjoying it immensely. There’s a warmth and humor in...
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    09-02-2023, 10:49 PM
    Greetings fellow bibliophiles, bookworms, constant readers, bookstore lurkers, and library-card holders. This is the thread that asks — What are you...
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    09-02-2023, 10:44 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Nature Writing in General Literature
    Nice. I read his book about The Mann Gulch Fire, which was a fast-moving fire near Helena, Montana back in the 40s: Young Men And Fire. It was a...
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Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout

by qimissung on 12-15-2012 at 02:13 AM
I live in the United States of America, and we had another school shooting today. With horror I listened to the news reports that a gunman had gone into an elementary school and killed 27 people, 20 of them “children between the ages of 5 and 10.” And I listened tiredly and wearily to the usual rhetoric of the newscast without end as they recounted the “worst school shooting in an elementary school.”
I guess they are doing the best they can, but you simply can’t put a qualifier or adjective

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In Memoriam

by qimissung on 04-03-2012 at 11:05 PM
One of my former students-he graduated last year-was shot and killed last night around 10 o'clock.

He had just finished playing a game of basketball and was sitting in a car on a dark street, with his cousin. They were waiting for his cousin's ride when another car drove up. It was someone they knew and they argued over a girl his cousin had been seeing. The young man in the car pulled out a gun and shot them. Victor was shot two times in the back. He was treated at a nearby hospital,

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The Anger and The Anguish

by qimissung on 01-04-2012 at 02:24 PM
I read several good books in 2011. I read "Candide," "The Crying of Lot 49", "Housekeeping," "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," and "The Dubliners." I read others, but these I read last fall and today it is of "The Dubliners" I speak.

I've been wanting to read something by Joyce. Eventually I hope to read "Ulysses." I think that might be akin to saying that someday I'd like to climb Mount Everest, for

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The Bird's Nest

by qimissung on 12-27-2011 at 03:20 PM
looking at it I knew it was different
a bird's nest
full of hope and fear
and the cavalier fulsomeness of life
the blind ability to get up each day under the weight of it all
to go out every day believing you were one of the masses
dressed in the same uniform
believing the same things
that god is good
that love will find a way
believing or hoping to believe that
the others would not notice your vampiric differences

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I acquire some books

by qimissung on 12-04-2011 at 08:13 PM
I got up yesterday morning, a Saturday, around 5:45. I washed my face and dressed and walked to my car in the dark. I stopped by my local Starbucks and treated myself to a tall mocha.

I then made my way down Midway to 635; from there to Central Expressway from which I exited at Northwest Highway. My destination was the Half-Price Books located there, or rather the warehouse that I knew was located near it.

Once I arrived I noticed, somewhat to my chagrin, that there

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