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Book Review: A Supremely Bad Idea

A Supremely Bad Idea:  Three Mad Birders And Their Quest To See It All, by Luke Dempsey Unfortunately, this book has a rather click-baity title that does not fully express the dorkiness of the author and his associates or the … Continue reading

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I Know I’m Not The Only One

I suppose it is a bit unusual that I would find an insightful comment from an author’s discussion of the rivalry between Prince and Michael Jackson in the 1980s.  Given that the insight involved quirkiness and awkwardness, though, I suppose … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writer As Migrant

The Writer As Migrant, by Ha Jin I must admit that reading this book gave me a somewhat melancholy feeling as someone who has long written and lived with a certain sense of estrangement from my roots [1].  This experience … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon: Portrait Of A State

Oregon:  Portrait Of A State, by Rick Schafer Being somewhat familiar with books like this one [1], I have to say that there are quite a few things about this book that are immensely worthwhile.  For one, it is of … Continue reading

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Liveblogging The Trip Home: FOT 2017

10/13/2017:  1:15PM AST:  Castries:  I have at various times [1] attempted to engage in various experiments in liveblogging, and with most of these experiences I have been rather dissatisfied for one reason or another.  For the most part, these live-blogging … Continue reading

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Would You Like Some Cheese With Your Wine?

It ought to come as a surprise to exactly no one that I have a marked tendency towards sarcasm.  Although I have been known to complain from time to time, I try to have a humorous response to the complaining … Continue reading

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There And Back Again

Today was the day for the island cruise.  Doing a bit of quick math, I figured it was just feasible for us to circle the entire island, if that is the way the cruise worked, but instead of circling the … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start The Fire

This evening, my stepfather was feeling a bit tired after our trip to Pigeon Island–where I didn’t see any pigeons and which isn’t an island, sadly–so my mum and I went to get some groceries and eat dinner.  We ate … Continue reading

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It Always Takes Longer Than It Should

Today we were scheduled to take a bus ride around the island of St. Lucia, and services were planned at 9AM, where I was songleading, so that we could leave at 11AM and get going and be back well before … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent:  Travels In Small-Town America, by Bill Bryson I wanted to like this book more than I did.  To be sure, there is plenty to like about this book if you appreciate the author venting his spleen about … Continue reading

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