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How I spent 2011 by S.C., part 1 (better late than never)

Strange, I was just listening to everyone’s 2011 mixes and pondering the last year in the peace of my Potrero Hill apartment, and suddenly it’s February and here I am on the other end of the state, installed in new … Continue reading

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By the rivers of Babylon

“I wish I knew when I was going to die,” ninety-six-year-old Dame Frances Anne often said.  “I wish I knew.” “Why, Dame?” “Then I should know what to read next.” — Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede I was on … Continue reading

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The backlog is here!

(Or actually, has been here for a while now, on the top menu bar.) My New Year’s resolution is to reduce significantly the backlog of books I own but haven’t read yet (what does it say that the only resolutions … Continue reading

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Just for you

An update, because I know you care. – Due to writing about it in such a reckless manner, this blog now occupies the number one and number two (no pun intended) results for the search term at issue in my … Continue reading

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I measure my life in books.

“My whole life I have been waving the names of writers, as if we needed rescue. From these writers, for almost 50 years, I have received narrative, witness, companionship, sanctuary, shock and steely strangeness; good advice, bad news, deep chords, … Continue reading

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