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Robert Jacoby

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Born
Euclid, Ohio, The United States
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February 2011


I'm a poet, novelist, memoirist, and diarist. My poetry and short works have appeared in more than 20 literary magazines, most recently The 2River View, Sleet Magazine, and Slow Trains. (My recently published work is available from my website at Robert-Jacoby.com.) I've published two books, a novel, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes (2012), and a memoir (by interview), Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales (2011). The book's website is escaping-from-reality.com and has audio clips of the interviews, an FAQ, and more. Besides keeping writer’s sketchbooks, which contain ideas and notes for poems, portions of novels, and other works, I've kept personal notebooks. Since 1985 I've ...more

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There are Reasons Noah Pack...

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Thankfully this is a short book, at 152 pages. I was able to breeze through it, taking some notes here and there. I found Nye's assessments to be usually woefully inadequate. too shallow and incomplete for the topics he's addressing. The book read more like a monthly status report that the president might flip through, or an essay from Foreign Affairs. It felt like I was correcting the author i... Read more of this blog post »
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The Deep State by Mike Lofgren
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I'm sorry, I can't keep reading hostile and juvenile drivel like this. I stopped on page 130. Where do I start with reasons why? The list is too long:

o The constant insults to anyone Lofgren doesn't like, which is any Republican

o The faulty research
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Robert Jacoby is on page 259 of 453 of Paradise Lost: End of Book VIII. Adam speaking with Raphael, remembering his creation, recalling Eve.

"....here passion first I felt, commotion strange..."
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Is the American Century Over? by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
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Thankfully this is a short book, at 152 pages. I was able to breeze through it, taking some notes here and there. I found Nye's assessments to be usually woefully inadequate. too shallow and incomplete for the topics he's addressing. The book read mo ...more
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The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene
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Imagine an infinite number of you living life in an infinite number of universes. Sound fantastical?

I stopped reading this book on page 87, and I'm going to have to put it in my Goodreads category of books-I-gave-up-reading. Here's why:

Up to this poi
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The Rise of Islamic State by Patrick Cockburn
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The book's subtitle is "ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution". The further into this book you read, the more you realize how fitting a subtitle that is. For ISIS is Sunni Islam, and they hate adherents to Shia Islam. And vice versa. When you heard about ...more
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Mind and Cosmos by Thomas Nagel
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Boy, I'd hate to be stuck on the top floor of a burning building with Professor Nagel and have to rely on him for a quick and understandable description for the best route of escape. We'd die waiting for a lucid explanation.

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“Everyone uses their own dictionary.”
Robert Jacoby, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes

“The human race puzzles me, with striving for freedom, and then basically just giving it away.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“An interesting captain on there, McNamara. Th e United States Lines had three captains. Every company had their captains that were notorious, and U.S. Lines had McNamara. Later on, McNamara, he dies, and the Wilmington Union Hall for Masters, Mates and Pilots—cuz he was captain, he would come out of that hall—they had a party
when he died. Baked a cake.
It wasn’t every day you got to lose one like him.
Some people took this more seriously than others is the only way I can phrase this.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“Perceptive observers saw civilization thinned to a mere veneer, with barbarism surging just beneath the surface, straining for release.”
Bruce Brander, Staring Into Chaos: Explorations in the Decline of Western Civilization

“Everyone uses their own dictionary.”
Robert Jacoby, There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes

“The way I always kind of look at it: everything’s important and nothing’s important. If you’re gonna have a drama, have it over something that’s worth the time. Some people take it more seriously than others, like a Lowell. But we all end up the same.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“The human race puzzles me, with striving for freedom, and then basically just giving it away.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

“An interesting captain on there, McNamara. Th e United States Lines had three captains. Every company had their captains that were notorious, and U.S. Lines had McNamara. Later on, McNamara, he dies, and the Wilmington Union Hall for Masters, Mates and Pilots—cuz he was captain, he would come out of that hall—they had a party
when he died. Baked a cake.
It wasn’t every day you got to lose one like him.
Some people took this more seriously than others is the only way I can phrase this.”
Robert Jacoby, Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying: 40 Years of High Seas Travels and Lowbrow Tales

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