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Ted Chiang’s work is so unlike any fiction I read, or at least have read in recent years, that I feel I’m out of my league, and yet totally involved–the science is made understandable, believable, and positive. I feel hopeful … Continue reading
I’ve been rereading Faulkner’s The Hamlet, looking for a particular passage I recall that might be a false memory. It’s a scene in which Flem Snopes, a great villainous character, is given a moment of sympathy, and I want to … Continue reading
Last winter was particularly hard on this plum tree and the skeleton frame has had me worried. But I see that she is back to her best, plums coming along everywhere. Maybe she will leaf out and be as lovely … Continue reading
I’m proud of these protesters near my hometown for acting on their convictions and wearing masks, too. Bless them. The article is by Ben Matthews, with the Southeast Missourian.
I have fallen in love with someone’s style or goal and wanted to introduce that writer to the world. Usually it’s not one writer, but many, for a different skill or thought. These writers stay with me. I remember certain story lines or characters for years. Continue reading
On a recent spring-like day, I went into the back yard and was stunned by a change in our hackberry tree. It was like a bouquet of birds in the wind. They lit on branches singly and in clusters and … Continue reading
A friend, very bright and keen about language rules, recently advised me that “stone” is a noun and can’t be an adjective. The reason: there’s no comparative form, such as stoner, stonest, more stone, most stone. The proper designation for … Continue reading