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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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How To Become An Atlantic Historian Without Really Trying

From time to time [1], I reflect on how one becomes something without conscious intention, or creates things without doing so consciously.  What is most striking to me is how these things happen in deeply obscure fields of study where … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vertigo

Vertigo, by W.G. Sebald There are some quirks about W.G. Sebald as a writer that are well worth taking in mind when one reads a novel like this.  For one, Sebald definitely likes to dwell in the seedier parts of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Austerlitz

Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald After you have read as many books by the author as I have [1], you have an idea about what to expect in a book like this.  You can guess that it will involve the relationship … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peeling The Onion

Peeling The Onion, by Günter Grass In reading this book, I found a lot of similarities with the memoir of Vladimir Nabokov that I had read some time ago [1].  There are a lot of similarities between the two men.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Memory Gaps

The Book Of Memory Gaps, by Cecilia Ruiz From time to time I enjoy picking up quirky books at the library, and this debut book from the author/artist is certainly quirky.  That said, this is the sort of book whose … Continue reading

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Lost In The Wilderness

It was the setting of the sun that finally let me know that we were lost.  We were as lost as the armies of the Civil War that had found themselves twice in major battles in this wilderness of Virginia.  … Continue reading

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Product Review: Sibley Birds Of Land, Sea, And Sky

Sibley Birds Of Land, Sea, And Sky:  50 Postcards, by David Allen Sibley [Note:  This product was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I am not sure exactly where this … Continue reading

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Days Gone By

Yesterday night, a friend of mine posted on my Facebook page a photograph of a mildly embarrassing poem I had written as a teenager.  Despite the fact that I found the poem to be slightly cringy, I had to admit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Land Of Lincoln

Land Of Lincoln:  Adventures In Abe’s America, by Andrew Ferguson As someone who reads a great deal of books about Abraham Lincoln, it is pretty clear that I would likely fall into the category of being a buff, as this … Continue reading

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