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Cyrano De Bergerac

on September 26th, 2016 by admin

“What would you have me do?  Seek for the patronage of some great man and like a creeping vine on a tall tree crawl upward where I cannot stand alone?  No thank you!  Dedicate as others do, poems to pawnbrokers?  Be a buffoon in the vile hope of teasing out a smile.  On some cold […]

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Sophocles’ Antigone

on July 12th, 2016 by admin

I always look to the ancient Greeks for wisdom.  Since they were the inventors of literature and philosophy, I decided to read the tragedy Antigone.  A tyrant named Creon commands a woman, Antigone to not give her brother the dignity of a burial.  Or she will be executed.  Not only does Antigone not follow Creon’s […]

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The Pillars of the Earth

on February 21st, 2016 by admin

The title of this post is from a novel written by Welshman Ken Follett, a writer who was unknown to me.  I was on a website that reviewed this masterful piece of historical fiction.  Follett takes us back to 12th century England, a world far removed from our own.  The story centers on a fictional […]

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Ender’s Game

on November 27th, 2015 by admin

Imagine a future world where genius children are trained to fight an intergalactic war against an extraterrestrial enemy ready to destroy Earth.  Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) is a fascinating story about a highly intelligent young boy named Ender who is chosen to train in the military to defeat an evil species.  This is […]

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Aesop’s Fables

on June 6th, 2015 by admin

Not much is known about Aesop.  In one instance I read he was a slave in ancient Greece who wrote these tales as a chronicle of his life.  I also read that Aesop could have been a pen name used by multiple writers.  In any event these stories have lasted over 2000 years and their […]

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A Graphic Novel I Like!

on June 5th, 2012 by admin

I have never been a fan of comic books or graphic novels.  My opinion has changed somewhat after reading an interesting graphic novel by Bosch Fawstin.  Called Table For One, it’s about a man and his experience as a waiter at his family’s restaurant.  The cast of characters are interesting and reminds me of some of the […]

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An Ancient Story About Universal Truths.

on February 16th, 2012 by admin

A young aristocrat in ancient Rome lives a life of leisure.  Casually living his life, and indulging in pleasures while traveling through the countryside of the Roman Empire.  His journey leads him to the home of a sorceress and her servant.  One night he and the servant fool around.  He convinces the servant to use […]

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The Atlas Shrugged Movie.

on January 17th, 2012 by admin

I finally got the chance to watch the Atlas Shrugged movie.  Since I rented it through Netflix I was able to view the film multiple times.  I’ve done a review of the book a few years ago.  This was during the time the Tea Party movement was gaining momentum.  References to Atlas Shrugged and “Going […]

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From The Mouths Of Babes

on October 31st, 2011 by admin

I finished a delightful children’s novel that I think adults could enjoy as well.  Titled A Turn For DeWurst, writer Sydney Kendall tells the story of a highly intelligent girl named Astrid whose small town school has been taken over by a power-lusting teacher.  This teacher has managed to convince the town that teaching conformity and […]

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Censorship Rears Its Ugly Head, Again.

on January 8th, 2011 by admin

It’s unfortunate I have to start the new year with a story so absurd, and so tragic, it can only happen in 21st century America.  This article reports that a new edition of Huckleberry Finn will be purged of the word nigger.  All 219 references.  Despite the fact that the book is set in the 19th […]

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