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"RSpec still feels really difficult to understand on a syntactical level, but the other stuff I think I am mostly following." Jan 18, 2014 11:38AM

A Busy Clearing
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Zealot by Reza Aslan
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A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
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Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman
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Crystal Vision by Gilbert Sorrentino
"(With due apologies to the Arab, my favourite character in this book.)

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Something Said by Gilbert Sorrentino
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Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
Right time, right place, right style, this is 100% recommended.

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Zealot by Reza Aslan
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Let me start off on a tangent. I've been watching some Reza Aslan clips on YouTube and been really pleasantly surprised by some of his perspectives. This one for example:

Q: As a historian and scholar, as you read all this, how can you still believe a
Jimmy made a comment on oriana’s review of 62: A Model Kit
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" oriana, this review is new, no? I love it, and it makes me want to re-read this book soon. "
A Mammal's Notebook by Erik Satie
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Marilynne Robinson
“I have spent my life watching, not to see beyond the world, merely to see, great mystery, what is plainly before my eyes. I think the concept of transcendence is based on a misreading of creation. With all respect to heaven, the scene of the miracle is here, among us. The eternal as an idea is much less preposterous than time, and this very fact should seize our attention.”
Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

Robert Musil
“One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic.”
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Theodore Roethke
“Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.”
Theodore Roethke, Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke

Ludwig Wittgenstein
“I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again 'I know that that’s a tree', pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: 'This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein, On Certainty

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

How He Got His Red Coat (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 05, 2011 05:19PM
Description: poem, previously published in the Sonora Review
Tiny Stories About Sons (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 21, 2011 05:12PM
Description: The last poem series in my manuscript 'The Sea is White'. Previously published in Little Red Leaves http://littleredleaves.com/
Anne Carson's Plainwater: A Review (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:36PM
Description: A creative-review. First published in Can We Have Our Ball Back?
Revelations (Poetry)
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Description: Early poem. Originally published in the Indiana Review
Negatives (Poetry)
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Description: Early poem. First published in the Sonora Review
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