Monthly Archives: September 2014

Quantum Thief

September 20, 2011 Dilemma Prison In the science-fiction novel The Quantum Thief the main character Jean Le Flambeur is stuck in the Dilemma Prison. His punishment is playing out endless variations of situations with countless copies of himself. This week … Continue reading

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Peculiar

Peculiar It has been a peculiar week, more so because I’ve read the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children than anything. The week itself has only been peculiar in the usual way that my life varies. When I … Continue reading

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Heavenly Fire

Heavenly Fire “He performs great signs so that even he makes the fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.” comes from Revelations 13:13. I quote this verse because it relates to to the … Continue reading

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Grimm

December 20, 2013 Grimm It has been a Grimm week. Although perhaps formidable emotionally, it comes from watching Season 1 of the supernatural series of the same name. Grimm first aired on NBC in 2011. It is a mix up … Continue reading

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A Certain Slant of Light

September 27, 2012 Slant of Light “A Certain Slant of Light—on winter afternoons—that oppresses like the weight—of cathedral tunes. Heavenly hurt it gives us—we can fine no scar—but internal difference—where the meanings are,” wrote Emily Dickinson. The poem talks of … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Cassius tells Brutus in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Cassius is urging his friend into action, telling him that there … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black This week has been a grimm week in prison. First we watched Orange is the New Black and then Season 3 of Grimm. Though the completely different shows, the two do share a certain black … Continue reading

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