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What I am Reading
  • Infinite Jest
    Infinite Jest
    by David Foster Wallace
  • Home Safe: A Novel
    Home Safe: A Novel
    by Elizabeth Berg
  • The Religious Case Against Belief
    The Religious Case Against Belief
    by James P. Carse


"Scripta manent,  Verba volant"

What's written abides, talk flies away

Fellow lovers of language and the written word, if you have gone to the trouble to find me here, you are welcome from the deep heart's core. If, indeed, writers are by nature and necessity eavesdroppers and observers, solitary by direct choice, we do most urgently want to be found.   

          Annie Dillard wrote "...Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, and the possibility of meaningfulness..."

          And, from Christian Wiman, Editor of Poetry magazine, "Let us remember...that in the end we go to poetry for one reason, so that we might more fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things, we might be less apt to destroy both."