Category Archives: General Discussion

CELEBATIONS

Let’s hear a cheer for the innards of books.  They are such a useful way to learn that you don’t know it all.    When I heard that Netanyahu and  HAMAS leaders  had been issued arrest warrants by the International Criminal … Continue reading

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LIBRARIAN POTENTIAL

GREAT NEWS! If you are among the many — and they are legions — thinking about becoming a librarian,   but you are still unsure, then, from this librarian to you,  have fun with these food-for-thought, self-aware questions and books  to … Continue reading

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NOTEWORTHY NEWS

VERY EXCITING NEWS!  I won the King County Public Poetry contest.   I am ridiculously pleased.  Here is my poem of 50 words or fewer, as required. THE MISSING LINK   Shilshole, oh Shilshole, you’re my bike trail of choice.I’m a … Continue reading

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MORE SENSE OF PLACE, mostly in books

I know I promised to suggest more book titles with a sense of coastal Maine, and I will, but who could pass up a teaser headline like this one:                        Hip-Hop … Continue reading

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SENSE OF PLACE, Part 2 B00KS PLUS

Last blog post, I got all quibbley about Paul Theroux’s NYT list of books for a traveler to read before visiting Boston, even though I have mostly been a pass-through Boston traveler on my way to Maine.  So to answer … Continue reading

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MORE NEWS OF MY WORLD: PLACES, BOOKS, CIVIC DUTY, AND CHARLIE

Question of the day: Books may furnish a room, but can they capture a sense of a place? I am 4 years new to Seattle and still don’t know what makes it what it is, except for Charlie and the … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM MY WORLD, amended

  UPDATE AND REWRITE…               This post is later than late because WordPress changed itself, so I sent it out on email to my 4 faithful readers, but Charlie fixed this latest catastrophe, as he … Continue reading

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GOOD NEW YEAR NEWS and ditch grasses

[I like to think these news items are a bit like Louis Jenkins’ “small stories”, without his poetic chops.] Good News, finally! Charlie and I both had COVID and  were quarantined together for ten days in my studio apartment of about 400 square … Continue reading

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RESURRECTION

RESURRECTION OF MY LAST BLOG POST For reasons unknown, my last blog post vanished. I mean poof! It was gone. “Error 403” or “Error 404”’was all I got. No trash, no delete, no “sysop [Charlie] forgot,” nothing. I figured, like … Continue reading

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CIVIC DUTIES

VERY BAD NEWS The ding-dongs are at it again, banning books they don’t like and may never have read.  Stephen King brings it home with a great review of Celeste Ng’s new dystopian novel, “ Our Missing Hearts,” in which, … Continue reading

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