April 16, 2014
Trilobites

Touching these three-lobed fossils embedded in stone

connects to a vanished ocean once here

in this library 250 million years ago.

Some predators, some scavengers or filter feeders,

roaming aisles of books, touching the past.

trilobites

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March 27, 2014
 “Poetry is telling something to someone.” — Marie Howe

“Poetry is telling something to someone.” — Marie Howe

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March 24, 2014
book connection

book connection

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March 23, 2014

Book Brooches

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March 10, 2014
The Pequod and the Rachel
It was the Pequod that pursued Moby-Dick,but in the end Melville wanted usto remember that it was the Rachel,searching again for her own missing children,who came upon Ishmael - yet another orphan.

The Pequod and the Rachel

It was the Pequod that pursued Moby-Dick,
but in the end Melville wanted us
to remember that it was the Rachel,
searching again for her own missing children,
who came upon Ishmael - yet another orphan.

February 25, 2014

High Fidelity (2000)

good film
good soundtrack
and a good book by a good writer (Nick Hornby)

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February 10, 2014

Sometimes the problems are in books.

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February 6, 2014
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

Michael Pollan

I wonder what his birthday dinner and dessert will be today.

He’s the author of best-selling books about food: The Botany of Desire (2001), The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006), In Defense of Food (2008), and Food Rules (2010).

He has also written a non-food book, A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder, which deals with one of my personal fantasies and enjoyed reading.

January 25, 2014
To the LighthouseToday, her birthday, but I remember sadness -
stones in her overcoat, into the river,writing “that…View Post

To the Lighthouse

Today, her birthday, but I remember sadness -
stones in her overcoat, into the river,
writing “that…

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January 24, 2014
A Confederacy of Dunces A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
This is probably the funniest book I have read. I…View Post

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

This is probably the funniest book I have read. I…

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December 5, 2013
Kansas City Library - photo via LostatEminor

Kansas City Library - photo via LostatEminor

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November 16, 2013
The Writer on  Flickr.

The Writer on  Flickr.

October 24, 2013
"I love the smell of book ink in the morning."

—   Umberto Eco

October 22, 2013
"The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."

—   Katherine Mansfield

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October 19, 2013
"I have consistently loved books that I’ve read when I’ve been sick in bed."

   Tracy Chevalier

October 19, 1962: Happy 51st birthday, Tracy Chevalier. Her best-selling novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was based on a painting by Johannes Vermeer. The writer bought a poster of the painting as a teenager.

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