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Dunces, Emma and Nora, and The Woman in White

August 3, 2012 July in Joklahoma, and August for that matter, are not conducive to happy hiking. So this isn’t a post about yet another day hike with photos. I’ve been spending my summer break in the air conditioning, reading classics … Continue reading

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Summer Fiction

June 9, 2012 Beneath the patio parasol, in the rising warmth of the sunny Saturday morning, I read terse mental dispatches from a female spy of the future, working undercover by the Mediterranean Sea as told in 47 boxes. The shimmering leaves in … Continue reading

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Lolita, Under the Volcano

I recently decided to burden my Kindle with some “fine literature.” A perusal of the Modern Library’s list of 100 best novels showed I had only read a paltry 10% of the board’s list, which I find sadly biased against … Continue reading

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The Case of the Crashing Kindle

I’ve always loved mysteries.  As a child I began reading Hardy Boys books long before I reached their target age.  My generous parents allowed me to eventually own all of the hardcover versions and reread them countless times.  Then, desperate … Continue reading

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Digital Age Downsizing Update

May 9, 2010 This is an update about my old media downsizing project. Three months ago Steve Jobs promised me something “magical” when he announced the iPad.  As I mentioned at the time, I was initially put off by its … Continue reading

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Digital Age Downsizing

The digital age is here, with physical media dying a slow death.  I’m an avid reader, so my office was crammed with 33 bookshelves holding over 1,000 books.  But since I bought my first Kindle in June 2008 and replaced it … Continue reading

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