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Sister Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries Watching The Carrie Diaries on Netflix, something occurred to me. Carrie’s journey from Connecticut to New York City parallels the journey by Caroline “Carrie” Meeber in the 1900 novel by Theodore Dreiser. In Dreiser’s novel, eighteen year … Continue reading

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Weightless

April 25, 2003 Weightless As a child I would stand at the edge of the pool—usually at the YMCA’s indoor pool. Then I would let myself tumble forward into the water. The warm water would surrounded me and for a … Continue reading

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Journal, Diary and Memoir

May 7, 2015 Journal Is what I write considered a diary, a journal or a memoir? I pondered this question as I finished edits on Mono No Aware and continued typing up entries for Wings of Desire. I posed this … Continue reading

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The Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins Although The Smashing Pumpkins have been around since 1988, I never really knew who they were until 1994. When I watched MTV their video for Today was in heavy rotation Then they released Mellon Collie and the … Continue reading

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Horror Vs Gothic

Horror Vs Gothic As a child I stayed away from horror movies. My mother preferred to stay away from them as well, so it wasn’t difficult to do. However, now and again friends would expose me to a random horror … 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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Shine On Sarah

Shine On Sarah Like many others, I didn’t really know who Sarah McLauchlan was until after her 1997 Surfacing. Surfacing was a reference to the 1972 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. In the novel the female narrator is … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones Books

Indiana Jones Books In 1991, I discovered a new series of books that expanded upon the universe created in the three original Indiana Jones movies. Author Rob McGregor, who had written the novelization of The Last Crusade, returned to write … Continue reading

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High Priestess of Steampunk

High Priestess of Steampunk I read the 2009 book Boneshaker by Cherie Priest in 2012. I was hooked after that. I recently had discovered the genre of Steampunk and read that Priest was one of the best and most popular … Continue reading

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