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Highlights from Recent Reading

Writers come in two principle categories—those who are overtly insecure and those who are covertly insecure … Draft Number 4, by John McPhee We also saw the Golden-fronted Leafbird, a bright green bird with an orange forehead about the size … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

The British had always loved sugar, so much so that when they first got access to it, about the time of Henry VIII, they put it on or in almost everything from eggs to meat to wine. They scooped it … Continue reading

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Things I Learned in December

The cubicle did not get its name from its shape, but from the Latin “cubiculum” meaning bed chamber. A male Brown Thrasher can have more than 2,500 separate songs in his repertoire. Creede, Colorado, was named for prospector Nicholas C. … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

from Confessions of an Un-Common Attorney, by Reginal L. Hine (1947) There is another advantage enjoyed by the private citizen. He belongs to himself. When the little man in the little city looks out upon the huge and thoughtful night, … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

Even when the wind rose—and there is almost always a wind in the valley in the afternoon—all this sea of rolling dunes remained hushed. I strained to catch the slightest sound. I strained in vain. As I stood there, my … Continue reading

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