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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]