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The most famous banned book I know of is ULYSSES, by James Joyce. These days it’s considered a monumental work of Modernist Literature, with capital letters and everything. When it first came out, as a serial production during the first … Continue reading
In my morning routine, one of the things I do is scan a news aggregate source to see what’s going on in the world. This morning I came across a piece from Salon contributor Patrick Hicks that resonated like a … Continue reading
The craft of writing is not a precise set of rules but a messy, disordered process involving a million subjective decisions. I am not talking about grammar and punctuation which do require rules, or we end up with “I ate … Continue reading
Let’s face it, no writer can possibly be an expert in every subject she needs in order to make her project work. Sometimes, unless she wants to be severely constrained in the range and depth of what she wants to … Continue reading
This is not actually about me falling off a horse. It’s about a horse who was hurt, who went through a long(ish) rehab, and whom I finally had to approach with intent to, well, get back on. It started last … Continue reading
In worlds and historical periods in which horses are a primary means of transport, they often coexist with cities. There’s a bit of a disconnect there. Large, herd-dwelling herbivore that evolved on and for steppe and tundra, that needs large … Continue reading
When I first got into horses I was very pragmatic. Catch the horse, groom the horse, ride the horse. Feed him, water him, worm him, shoe him–horses were always shod; it was the way things were done. The vet … Continue reading
I have never been an athlete. As a kid I played outside because that’s what kids did then, but I had zero talent or inclination for team sports. Tennis I kind of liked, but you needed a court for that … Continue reading
Here we are, a day late but not, we hope, a dollar short. Technical difficulties laid Book View Cafe low over the weekend, and then I had my own Fun With Computers. Whenever my brain is about to explode with … Continue reading