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Amos Tutuola and “The Palm-Wine Drinkard” revisited

the palm-wine tapper up the palm-tree tapping wine Recently I reread Amos Tutuola’s classic: The Palm-Wine Drinkard at the same time I was revisiting Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and was surprised to see how close, how similar the two books are…. Read more

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“Perhaps it just means that I still have a heart”

Book Review of The Secret History of Las Vegas Sometime in the summer I wanted to read books that delight, entertain and also instruct in a subtle way. Pede Hollist suggested Chris Abani, and I realized he had been on my list for many years but I… Read more

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Summer goal accomplished, novel ms revised

In the hammock reading Leonard Koren’s Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers. A very good book, highly recommend especially if you want to know about Japanese aesthetics Such a delightful summer! It’s been both fun and… Read more

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On “Donal Og” and How We Remember

Sharing with you my piece on the old Irish poem “Donal Og” and How We Remember, published by Zocalo. To access the piece, enter Zocalo site here…. Read more

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‘cannot read Edmond Jabès in a hammock

I tried The hammock being the latest development in my life. The latest delight. So I thought, I can now read everything while lying down in my hammock. I can enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze, I can enjoy the great Colorado outdoors and not… Read more

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So the Path Does Not Die by Pede Hollist

I’ve had this book for a while sitting on my shelf and beckoning to be read. But I got sucked into all the reading and writing for my PhD program I hardly had any time left for books outside the class requirements. When summer started and I closed… Read more

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