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Getting Rid Of My Books Was The Best Idea Ever

Towards the end of 2010, we hit the downsizing hard. With the anticipation of moving into a much smaller apartment, we reached new levels of ruthlessness when it came to our “stuff.” We got rid of furniture, kitchen gadgets, clothes and other “stuff.” It’s both agonizing and electrifying to shed belongings. I spent a lot […]

Feeding My Paranoia

Just as I got a rocking chair to read books in, I got this book in the mail from the Multnomah County Library. Cascadia’s Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America Right! This is just what I need! It’s not just that I like to scare the crap out of myself, […]

Now Reading: Buddha’s Brain

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom This was a book I had on hold at the library forever. What a delight to find it mailed to me out of the blue. Now that we live in Astoria, we paid extra to keep our Multnomah County Library cards. So when a book […]

The Book of Salt: A Novel

The Book of Salt: A Novel. This was a novel for my book club. Like most novels, I waited until the last minute to read it before our club met. I always cram with novels because if I put the book down, even for a couple of days, I forget what is going on in […]

I Read Books: Walking On Water

I haven’t read other books by Derrick Jensen. He’s written a few. He might be a good author. It’s not often I stop reading a book in the middle. I have a misaligned work ethic that compels me to plow through to the end, even if the book is boring or is irritating the hell […]