Labyrinthian Reading

Labyrinthian Reading

Life is to short to read a bad book. ~James Joyce I am in the middle of a book I find a challenge to be fully engaged with and I wonder if I will have the oomph to follow it through to a turn of the final page. Does that make it a bad book? […]

Books Unlock Our Hidden Doors

Books Unlock Our Hidden Doors

Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s self. ~Franz Kafka Books, books, books. My Goodreads reading list shows more five-star rated books than I have friends I would rate as five-star friends. It’s more a reflection on me than on humanity. I enjoy reading more than I […]

Soaring On Inspirational Winds

Soaring On Inspirational Winds

Like a melancholy buzzard, I swooped down and landed my ailing imagination on a rock. ~Roberto Bolaño Twas a time I was the ailing buzzard who believed my imagination was as non-existent as the extinct dodo bird, not enough life to give sustenance to a mosquito. I catch myself reading books and, instead of rejoicing […]

Breaching My Troubled Soul

Breaching My Troubled Soul

Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. ~Carlos Ruz Zafón Most of my closest friends are books. Does that seem sad? Is it good? Does it really matter if I count as […]

Breaking the Bondage of Experience

Breaking the Bondage of Experience

We are prisoners of our own experience. ~Sam Wilson If we are prisoners of our experience, how do we break mental shackles imprisoning our ability to think critically, to understand the souls of those different than us? I don’t believe it is ever possible to completely escape our prison cells. But…but we can grow the […]

My Muezzin

My Muezzin

We are the muezzins of the desert crying out like mockers from memory’s violet towers. ~Natalie Diaz My muezzin’s call lives in the writings of Edward Abbey, in words at once haunting & enlightening & inspiring & grounding, words pulling my mind to the sacred desert. As a siren lures seafarers to their death, his words […]

Conceived by a Book

Conceived by a Book

Few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds it’s way into your heart. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón I have a favorite book. A most favoritist book from amongst the 1000 plus I have read in the past 30 years. Very few others come close to the fondness I have […]

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