Author Archives: tkflor

Jane Austen and the institution of Marriage

“…I am not romantic, you know. I never was. I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connections, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most … Continue reading

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William Blake in the twenty first century

Reader! lover of books! lover of heaven, And of that God from whom all books are given, Who in mysterious Sinai’s awful cave To Man the wondrous art of writing gave, Again he speaks in thunder and in fire! Thunder … Continue reading

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The Stranger from Paradise, A Biography of William Blake

Portrait of William Blake by Thomas Philips (1807). G. E. Bentley Jr’s biography of William Blake, The Stranger from Paradise, follows the creative life of a promising young artist, whose genius and unconventional mindset, both fueled his art and hindered … Continue reading

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Sophomore novel: to publish or not to publish

“Whether I’ll publish the story depends on whether others like it.” Myself, January 2019. I ended my last post prophesying that the decision about publishing the nearly complete manuscript would be based on my readers’ reaction to the story. This … Continue reading

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January is this time of the year…

It has been four years since I (self-)published my novel, Initial Conditions, in January 2015. I began writing a second, unrelated story, in the spring of that year. It progressed very little until NaNoWriMo in November. In January 2016, I … Continue reading

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Farewell to 2018

Visiting New York on one of last days of the year seemed like a good idea. An extravaganza of lights, food we like but don’t have anywhere near home, the hustle and bustle of a city known for its showmanship … Continue reading

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mèþru’s Sokolataboureko, or chocolate wraps

Summertime is not the best time for baking, but mèþru’s chocolate wraps are quick to make and delicious to eat. Reblogged: from Sokolataboureko, or chocolate wraps — mèþru’s word stuff After making baklava a while back, I had some leftover … Continue reading

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