National Library Week – Transience as a Library Book

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To wrap up National Library Week, we revisit an essay from 2013, where a library book can be more that “just” a good story; it can also be that which binds us all together.  Enjoy! ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Transience as a Library Book So, I’m reading Jodi Picoult’s excellent novel The [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Adding Hominy to That

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Yesterday, I had to do something that was quite sad – I had to call and cancel our subscription to the local newspaper.  Due to unexpected financial stresses, we simply can’t afford to have the daily paper delivered any longer.  I thought about keeping the Sunday paper, because I do enjoy the largess of the [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Simple Power of Words

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Words are powerful.  No doubt about that.  Whole civilizations have risen and fallen on the power of words.   Words can move mountains; they have the power to heal, or the power to destroy.  Our ability to communicate through words is part of what makes us human.  But sometimes, their power is much more simple, much [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Where I Write (Not to Be Confused with ‘Wherein I Write’)

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My local newspaper will sometimes run interviews with famous and/or emerging authors, and interestingly enough, one of the standard questions is “Describe your office, or where you write.”  (I guess that’s not really a question, is it?  More a command or an instruction.)  As my need to research authors increased, I started reading other publications, [….]