TREE CUBS

November 15, 2014

A pair of fluffy tree cubs stick close to Mom for protection from the storm.

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JAMES THURBER ON THE SHORT PIECE WRITER

November 11, 2014

He is not afraid, or much aware, of the menaces of empire but he keeps looking behind him as he walks along darkening streets out of the fear that he is being softly followed by little men padding along in single file, about a foot and a half high, large-eyed, and whiskered.

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GEESE ON THE GOLF COURSE

November 10, 2014
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A SENTENCE BY RING LARDNER

November 8, 2014

We was playin’ rummy over to Hatch’s, and Hatch must of fell in a bed of four-leaf clovers on his way home the night before, because he plays rummy like he does everything else; but this night I refer to you couldn’t beat him, and besides him havin’ all the luck my Missus played like […]

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PRE-HALLOWEEN WINTER SOLSTICE GREETING

October 25, 2014
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MAMA GAIA’S SKIRT

October 20, 2014
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FALL FALLING

October 19, 2014
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A SENTENCE BY ARTHUR GOLDEN

September 20, 2014

Auntie accompanied me to Mameha’s apartment, where I expressed my gratitude to Mameha and pledged to honor and respect her. An example of the pitch perfect narrative voice in Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha.

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A SENTENCE BY SUSAN HILL

September 5, 2014

The past we carry with us forever into the present and that is enough to contend with. Word, you ever unnamed 2nd Mrs. de Winter in the sequel to Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.

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A SENTENCE BY CARLOS FUENTES

August 30, 2014

‘The old gringo came to Mexico to die.’ An early sentence in The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes. The question? What happened to Ambrose Bierce when he disappeared into Mexico to join Pancho Villa’s rebels? Nobody knows, but Carlos conjures up a possible scenario.

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