Of Words and Dogs and Little Fishes*

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I feel so blessed that I can “work” from home as a book reviewer, essayist and occasionally as a literary editor, and to comfortably say that I read for a living.  It’s like living the dream (well, until the bills come in, but that’s neither here nor there). But I didn’t realize just how many [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Winter and Reading

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The bulk of this Gimbling in the Wabe came from one I had posted three years ago; it’s also, I think, my favorite “winter” installment of this feature.  So, since I’m running short of time and inspiration this week, I thought I would run it again, albeit with a bit of adjustment from the original.  [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ode to Teddy

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  So, I had oral surgery earlier this week, and while I’m recovering nicely, it really threw me for a loop and now I’m playing catch-up.  In order to maintain my sanity, I’m going to recycle a Gimbling in the Wabe from 2013, rather than contrive something new.  This post was “written” from the viewpoint [….]

Flash Review – Travels With Casey

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Travels With Casey Benoit Denizet-Lewis Simon & Schuster Release Date:  July 22, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4391-4693-4 Premise:  a man sets out in an RV to travel across America with his dog.  No, I’m not talking about John Steinbeck’s 1962 classic Travels with Charley.  “Steinbeck had traveled the country to tell the story of America’s soul,” author [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Dogs and Books that Bind

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Of Dogs and Books that Bind It was pretty darned chilly at the off-leash dog park this morning.  The sky was overcast and a mean spitting of unexpected snow was pelleting those of us who were huddled near the picnic table as our dogs chased and romped, unconcerned with the elements.  “Colder than I expected,” [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ode to Teddy

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Ode to Teddy (by guest writer, the Mighty Belle) As Teddy leaves the park today I won’t see him again. I don’t know really what that means ‘Cause Teddy is my friend. He likes to pull my ears a lot; I grab him at the collar. He sometimes knocks me over but Of us he [….]