Blog Posts - Memoirs



My Stranger’s Keeper

He was a bearded young man, maybe in his twenties. He kind of reminded me of my own youth, only cooler. I was at a stop sign on a snow-covered hill with tires honestly a little more worn than they … Continue reading →...

Identity Crisis

It’s starting to feel like Groundhog Day. The movie, I mean. As a child I was taught never to talk to strangers, but that’s a little hard to maintain in New York City. You’re never really alone there. Standing in … Continue reading →...

Giveaway and Book Review: Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond

The author’s infatuation with the famous writer and director goes well beyond anyone I know. During and after a troubled Chicago childhood, the author decided to write a biography of John Hughes, but he never really got to do simply do so.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Dec 13, 2016

Book Review: The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Rooney

For any lover of literature and trivia, this book is a gem.

Fear of the Artificial

As someone who dedicated four years—particularly long winter nights—to the cause of high school robotics, I found myself knowing quite a bit before I walked into the room. Now let me post a disclaimer here: I’m no techie. I’ve studied …...

Index

The index now features hypertext connections. Simply click on any title below to read it.Though this listing serves, I think, a clear purpose, not every posting falls easily into the categories. One essay might equally be placed under literary theo...
by Poetry on the Loose on Dec 1, 2016

Becoming the Past

Back home for a flying visit over the final dregs of the summer, I find myself in a hotel in my hometown. It’s an odd place to be. As I’ve often remarked to those who know me, I remember living … Continue reading →...

Index

The Index now features hypertext connections. Simply click on any title below to read it.Though this listing serves, I think, a clear purpose, not every posting falls easily into the categories. One essay might equally be placed under literary theo...
by Poetry on the Loose on Sep 1, 2016

Finite Gods

Just how many gods are there, anyway? Well, that’s not really a fair question. For one thing, do I mean “real gods” or gods that people believe in? Do I mean “believe in” or made up? Do I mean “made … Continue reading →...

Book Review: Spaceman by Mike Massimino

The book is written with a sense of humor, honesty and, rightfully so, pride...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 24, 2016

Personal Heroes

I’m not inclined toward hero worship. Sometimes I think it must be a personality flaw on my part. The cult of celebrity is so pervasive that I feel desperately behind the times when I read what web-savvy authors write. Or … Continue reading &...

Book Review: Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln...
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Aug 17, 2016

The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy

 Source: Personal Copy Shortlisted for 2016 Wainwright’s Prize Five words from the blurb: nature, world, destroyed, beauty, sustainable I have now read all the books on the 2016 Wainwright’s Prize shortlist and I certainly saved the best for l...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Aug 3, 2016

Sky Gods

One of the unspoken prompts for writing Weathering the Psalms was the unscientific idea that God is somehow associated with the sky. To my mind this has more to say about what religion is beyond the recognition that Anu, El, … Continue reading...

Index

The Index now features hypertext connections. Simply click on any title below to read it.Though this listing serves, I think, a clear purpose, not every posting falls easily into the categories. One essay might equally be placed under literary theo...
by Poetry on the Loose on Aug 1, 2016

Memorias de una geisha: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) DVDRip

Japón, 1929. Chiyo, una niña de nueve años, es vendida por sus padres para trabajar en la casa de Geishas de Nitta Okiya. Su hermana mayor Satsu no es aceptada y es enviada a un prostíbulo. En la casa Chiyo conoce a Pumpkin, otra niña que va a s...
by Peliculasmas.com on Aug 1, 2016

Nature Worship

Here I am in a natural setting, with nature close at hand. From these windows I can see mountains, a mercury-smooth lake with fish breaking its silvery sheet, and trees aspiring for the sky. I hear a red squirrel chattering … Continue reading &...

Leaving Town

After grousing about having too little time, today begins a trip out of town. Changing time zones, forsaking civilization, resting at a mountain lake. And I’m thinking of all that I’ll accomplish without having to go into the office for … C...

Eve’s Apple

Rituals rely on unchanging circumstances. When we attended a grocery store that was not our usual one my ritual was challenged. First I have to confess (as is appropriate for a ritual): I am no foodie. Having grown up in … Continue reading U...

This Is For You, Mom

When my parents were in their early seventies and my father had retired from his job in a steel forge, they sold their house to my younger sister and bought a mobile home in a nearby retirement park. This mobile home park really was park-like. The lo...
by Jean's Garden on Jul 23, 2016


Trending Topics

Close