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Forward and backward

“It was possible to read the story two ways: Front to back, the heron returned to his heron wife and the world of the sky. Back to front, he stayed with his one true love on earth.” From The Third … Continue reading

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A new message of hope

“Help Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re My Only Hope” Princess Leia, Star Wars: A New Hope. It is customary to begin a new year with new resolutions, and even make them public to add a little bit more pressure to follow … Continue reading

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Waterfalls

Ricketts Glen is a state park in Pennsylvania. It is a National Natural Landmark known for its old-growth forest and 24 named waterfalls. (Wikipedia). Here are pictures from a trip taken on the Memorial Day weekend. Above the waterfalls, the … Continue reading

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Sophomore novel – trying to recapture first love, or finding a second one?

“The problem with a second novel is that it takes almost no time to write compared with a first novel. If I write my first novel in a month at the age of 23 and my second novel takes me … Continue reading

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Greek Revival buildings in universities

Greek Revival, architectural style, based on 5th-century-bc Greek temples, which spread throughout Europe and the United States during the first half of the 19th century. The main reasons for the style’s popularity seem to have been the general intellectual preoccupation … Continue reading

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Unification

“The most cherished goal in physics, as in bad romance novels, is unification. To bring together two things previously understood as different and recognize them as aspects of a single entity – when we can do it – is the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo and a dreadful first-draft

“Stories are relics, part of an undiscovered pre-existing world. The writer’s job is to use the tools in his or her toolbox to get as much of each one out of the ground intact as possible. Sometimes the fossil you … Continue reading

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