Category Archives: Books

One Inch

“all I have to do is to write down as much as I can see through a one-inch picture frame.” ~Anne Lamott   I’m reading a wonderful book. An award winner. At one point, the sheer poignancy of the words … Continue reading

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Touring the Country of Math

  “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”                                                                                      ~Oliver Wendell Holmes We all think differently. My grandmother would say, “It takes all kinds to make a world.” She was right. We need doctors … Continue reading

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Thank you, Harper Lee

“A book should be the occasion of rejoicing, but it is seldom that, imparting a feeling of completion but not of satisfaction. I suppose a writer, almost by definition, is a person incapable of satisfaction–which is what keeps him at … Continue reading

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Good Neighbor: Control of Tone in Writing and Life

Reading The Writer’s Control of Tone edited by Edward M. White, I learned something about myself in the first two pages of the introduction. Talk about effective writing! White relates a story of a curriculum salesman visiting a college composition … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Giants with Sophie and Scout

“Man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.” ~John Calvin I’ve been thinking about giants. Some giants we make and others are made for us. Specifically, I’ve been considering one of the giants in England and the … Continue reading

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