Author Archives: tkflor

Pumpkin and Honey bread

This recipe was adapted from The Martha Stewart Cookbook. We use a can of pumpkin purée. Honey provides a good balance against the taste of pumpkin: the bread was eaten (with a helping) by someone wary of anything pumpkin! Makes … Continue reading

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The Greeks – A Global History

“…when we think of ‘Greeks’, what comes to mind first is likely to be the artistic and scientific achievements of a group of city-states led by Athens and Sparta around two and a half thousand years ago.” From the preface … Continue reading

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The Strangest Man – the Hidden life of Paul Dirac

The equation was “achingly beautiful”, as theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek later described it: like Einstein’s equation of general relativity, the Dirac equation was universal yet fundamentally simple; nothing in it could be changed without destroying its power. The Strangest Man, … Continue reading

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Genuine Lies – Fictional memories of a movie star

Genuine Lies by Nora Roberts “There’s always something redeeming in trash. I’ve done plenty of trash and made it shine. This” – she kicked the script again with relish – “is shit.” “She” is Eve Benedict, an aging movie star … Continue reading

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Book review: The Tenth Muse

This is a review of The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung, that I posted on Goodreads. The notion of the tenth muse, who is reborn in every generation as a mortal gifted woman drew me to read this book. The … Continue reading

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Book review: Ascension

This is a book review for Ascension: A Story of Mental Illness by Daniel Trump, which I posted on Goodreads. My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mental illness is a scary topic, especially when it comes out of the blue … Continue reading

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Do muses exist?

   “Any medical facility can verify that I have regular vision, hearing, blood type, and every other organ and bodily function. But what does it prove? A hundred years ago, the best doctors and brightest scientists had no clue about DNA. … Continue reading

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Did Thomas Young perform his most famous experiment?

“phenomena of nature resemble the scattered leaves of the Sibylline prophecies; a word only, or a single syllable, is written on each leaf, which, when separately considered, conveys no instruction to the mind; but when, by the labor of patient … Continue reading

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Muse Delusion – musing about book promotion

“How can publishers influence the books AISA picks?” she asked. Scott grinned, finding Lisa’s cluelessness funny. Answer the dumb question, Daphne told Scott in her mind. She did not like women who looked glamorous without making any visible effort, especially … Continue reading

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29th Street South – a story with a heart

“God damn the man who shot President Kennedy!” Robbie Doyle said out loud without thinking.The class turned as one and stared at Robbie. Miss Rodgers actually dropped the book she was holding.From 29th Street South by Nicholas Rogers. It seems … Continue reading

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