Tag Archives: memory

Remembering Fields Of Blackbirds

One of the more odd sort of travel interests I have is visiting battlefields.  Having frequently traveled between Florida and Pennsylvania during my youth, I had the opportunity to visit many fortresses and battlefields relating to the long martial history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appalachian Reckoning

Appalachian Reckoning:  A Region Responds To HIllbilly Elegy, edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll This book would be more accurately subtitled:  A region’s progressives whine about Hillbilly Elegy.  That’s what this book is:  400 pages of mostly whining essays … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Beloved Brontosaurus

My Beloved Brontosaurus:  On The Road With Old Bones, New Science, And Our Favorite Dinosaurs, by Brian Switek I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did.  Like many children, I grew up watching The Land Before … Continue reading

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Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

How long does it take for us to be able to tell the difference between that which is of lasting value and that which deserves to be consigned to oblivion?  It is clear that popularity at the time does not … Continue reading

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Absence

What fit of absence led me to pack a change of clothes for this afternoon and to forget to bring a jacket to wear that would keep me warm in the face of winter’s chills, not least when I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Rewind

The Big Rewind:  A Memoir Brought To You By Pop Culture, by Nathan Rabin In reading this book one finds out a lot about Nathan Rabin and his insecurities, but at the same time, writing this book required a fair … Continue reading

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The Prisoners: A Prose Poem

Nobody here ever deserved to be a prisoner in their own eyes, a man said to me.  He was dressed rather nicely, so I thought he must be on the prison staff.  When I asked him, he said that he … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Forgotten

The Forgotten:  A Novel, by Elie Wiesel This novel hit surprisingly close to home, but perhaps it should not be a surprise.  Despite the fact that the novel talks about experiences that are far removed from my own background, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler:  The Untold Account Of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the Story Behind The List, by David M. Crowe For readers whose only familiarity with the life and times of Oskar Schindler is through their familiarity the Spielberg movie … Continue reading

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Things Remembered This September 11

Seventeen years ago I was a college student in Southern California, and by the time I woke up to get ready for class, my roommate was watching cable news as the horrors of that morning unfolded.  Being in Southern California, … Continue reading

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