Category Archives: Books

Airplane Reading

My airplane reading for this trip was G. K. Chesterton’s Napoleon of Notting Hill.  The book’s been on may shelf for a couple of years.  I was looking for something on the shorter side, and I wanted it to either … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie

The third phase of my spring break travel came to a close yesterday.  The final stop was Snoqualmie Pass, a ski resort area east of Seattle.  We drove up Sunday afternoon.  The drive was snowy and wet, which made for … Continue reading

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Bellingham

The second phase of my spring break journey came to a close Sunday.  Bellingham was the heart of the trip, as it included a wedding.  The drive from Anacortes to Bellingham was quick.  I even took Highway 11 instead of … Continue reading

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Rings in the New Age

It’s been some time since Amazon first announced their plans to adapt the stories by Tolkien that preceded the age of hobbits and the One Ring.  This past Sunday, they finally released a teaser trailer for the September-premiering The Rings … Continue reading

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A Tale of Time

I’m about 30 pages into Chuck Klosterman’s The Nineties.  Klosterman is one of my favorite non-fiction writers, especially when it comes to American pop culture.  The book looks to be a 300-page dissection of what it was like to live … Continue reading

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Walking on Eggshells

Today was the second day of the semester.  And even though it wasn’t classroom-heavy (which is actually what I prefer), it was still something of a doozy.  On some level, time in the classroom “protects” me from my other disparate … Continue reading

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Halfway Through

About fifty days ago, I started a journey that I had thought about for some time but ever gotten around to: I started reading Dante’s Divine Comedy.  I did it because one of my favorite newsletter-writers, Matthew Lee Anderson, promoted … Continue reading

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Eggs, a Basket, and Rest

A significant portion of Christmas break is drawing to a close.  Over the next few days, I’ll start prepping in earnest for the next semester.  Not too much, of course, as I got a good chunk of things taken care … Continue reading

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Time’s Fullness

One of the best essays that I read this year was this one by Paul Kingsnorth.   It stands well on its own, even as it also serves as a necessary coda to his most recent (and wonderfully written) book, Savage … Continue reading

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Short Stack for Winter Break

Today was my last day in the classroom until 2022. It was all a bit of a rush, getting things as ready as possible in case Covid takes things in a different direction when the new semester starts. So finishing … Continue reading

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