Category Archives: Reflection

The Philosopher Book Tag

Spotted at Thoughts on Papyrus, and couldn’t resist borrowing! Thales is considered the first known philosopher. Which text introduced you to philosophy or which text would you like to read to get you into philosophy? Oddly enough, a sermon from … Continue reading

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Three cheers for anarchy — three reads, anyway

While everyone else was honoring dead soldiers by buying things, shooting off fireworks (dear neighbors: why?), and grilling out, I was in bed all weekend with a case of food poisoning. Naturally, I wound up reading books about anarchism and … Continue reading

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An uncluttered thought or two

Yesterday the library was closed in observance of Independence Day, and I have been using the time to get a little closer to my minimalist goals. This is a constant undertaking, an intermittent weekend project. Although I am frequently given … Continue reading

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Digital minimalism baby steps

A few readers were interested in updates on my experiment in digital minimalism,  so…here goes!   The ground rules I’ve followed have been: Email checked only 2-3 times a day, around meals, preferably not starting until after lunch. Social media … Continue reading

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You Still Can’t Call me Inspector Gadget

A few years ago I penned a few thoughts  (“Go Go Gadget Literature?”) distancing myself from e-readers and e-books, then exploding in popularity. A recent post by Lori at Should Be Reading made me think of it, and for good … Continue reading

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Christmas Reading

Today the Christmas spirit finally found me. Usually we embrace immediately after Thanksgiving, but the weather has been unseasonably warm lately. Sunday brought with it grey skies and a constant drizzle, though, which is partially inconvenient (for someone who walks … Continue reading

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Stock Phrases

Tonight I stumbled upon a list of “Top 20 Most Annoying Book Reviewer Cliches“. I figured I would be guilty of some of them, and that suspicion was confirmed.  As I’ve been trying to move from informal comments to more … Continue reading

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Go Go Gadget Literature….?

When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever step out of it. – Marie de Sevigne Change is inescapable. As a student of history, I’ve realized that nothing, no matter how wonderful or precious, endures forever. We … Continue reading

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