Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sex, Death, And Fly Fishing: An Appreciation of John Gierach

…we fall into that class of fishermen who fancy themselves to be poet/philosophers, and from that vantage point we manage to pull off one of the neatest tricks in the sport: the fewer fish we catch the more superior we … Continue reading

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Catherine Heath’s Behaving Badly: the Novel in its Time…

Don’t you think it’s magnificent? A kind of splendid behavior really. A trusting of the future, a daring kind of love. Isn’t it, in a way, splendid? – Catherine Heath Catherine Heath is a novelist I stumbled upon through my … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rising Tide of People Swept Away by Scott Archer Jones

How will we respond to the children? – Scott Archer Jones We live in a world of diversity, of change, of ¬†uncertainty. The new novel by Scott Archer Jones, A Rising Tide of People Swept Away,¬†explores what Dr. Johnson might … Continue reading

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Bulwer-Lytton and the Art of Bad Writing…

Let the past perish, when it ceases to reflect on its magic mirror ¬†the beautiful magic which is its noblest reality, though perchance though but the shadow of its delusion. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton It has been a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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