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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