Tag Archives: reading

Finding the time

Some of the things I love to do, in no particular order: Knit, crochet, sew, write, read, exercise, take photos. My struggle is never against boredom, but against time.   I find myself, often, putting off things like a sewing … Continue reading

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What I read this summer

For the purposes of this list I am measuring summer, not in its official capacity, but in its popular capacity from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Here are the books I read, in the order in which I read them. … Continue reading

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Because of the heat

First I’d like to start with a big Thank You! to Willis Carrier, who invented modern air-conditioning.   Honestly I don’t know how people survived NYC summers before A/C. It is just too damn hot. Because of this we must … Continue reading

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That weird moment when…

…you are reading a murder mystery and during the reveal of the sociopath behind the evil doings you realize it sounds an awful lot like someone with whom you are acquainted. And so, then what? This actually happened to me … Continue reading

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The cure for “general annoyance syndrome”

What is general annoyance syndrome, you ask? It’s what I had today.   It’s probably not real, but they have a syndrome for everything else, so I figured why not? Symptoms? Well, general annoyance, of course,  at all people and things. … Continue reading

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Reading for fun and health
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“The cold air stung us and we played till our bodies glowed.”  James Joyce – Araby Jhumpa Lahiri, in an article in today’s Sunday Review section of the Times, says that this sentence by Joyce is “..as perfect as a … Continue reading

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Naturally

Even though I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about learning, one of the good things about life learning is that it happens almost without the kids knowing it, in many cases.    Which makes it a more … Continue reading

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Assumptions & learning

There is a widely held assumption that the only way to learn anything about a topic is to ‘study’ the topic directly.   Preferably in an institution set up specifically for the study of defined topics.   Because of this, people also … Continue reading

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Stephen King, and Maya’s book list

When I originally subscribed to the magazine “Entertainment Weekly” it was primarily because Stephen King wrote a regular column for them titled “The Pop of King”.  (Clever)   I’ve never read any of King’s novels all the way through – they … Continue reading

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Reading for fun

I spent some time in Barnes & Noble this afternoon, picking up a book for Ben and looking for another for Maya.    Both my kids love to read and so we spend an inordinate amount of time in bookstores and … Continue reading

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