Monthly Archives: July 2010

Another thing I wonder about myself.

It’s that time of year here in the Sonoran desert, the time when the skies open and the seven seas are dropped from the sky. They hit the ground running and are gone within an hour of their fall save … Continue reading

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Writing History

Came across an interesting assertion regarding people: β€œThe first question any curious human is apt to ask about anything is: what is that? The next question is the historian’s question: where did it come from?” (1) The more I consider … Continue reading

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Another Life Lesson

Opinion A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty. 2.A message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof. A … Continue reading

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Shared Consciousness

Phenomenological criticism, as espoused by the Geneva School of critics, proposes the ‘cogito‘ or distinctive structures of consciousness of the author – related to, but not identical with, the author’s ‘empirical’, or biographical self – pervades a work of literature, … Continue reading

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Robert Service

Once upon a time, long ago, I knew a man who had his own way of taking charge of a social situation. He had memorized three poems: Kipling’s Gunga Din; Service’s The Shooting of Dan McGrew, and Thayer’s Casey at … Continue reading

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Another Look Back

This one is from 2006, remembered this morning as I perused John’ Drury’s the po-e-try dic-tiona-ar-y. Losing Stuff The villanelle is a poem of nineteen lines, five tercets and a quatrain, the first and third lines repeated throughout at prescribed … Continue reading

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Obedience

Talked about W.E.B. Griffin’s books a while back. My cousin clued me in to Brad Thor’s books. I’ve now completed five of his Scott Horvath series and a new question now plagues my restless nights. There is an assumption at … Continue reading

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Back in Pocket

A trip to the east where the weather is commensurately hot but signally humid. Graduation party with granddaughter’s friends and son’s friends and a singer who plays a mean guitar and warbles nicely. Acquired reasons to avoid DFW in the … Continue reading

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