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Julie Stielstra

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, The United States
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Born a couple weeks after Jonas Salk announced the effectiveness of the polio vaccine at Rackham Auditorium. One thing my parents did not have to worry about, at least.

Checkered career: BA in Art History (and no, I’ve never regretted it and it even got me a job once!); state license as a veterinary technician; finally a Master’s of Library Science, working mostly in hospitals (human, animal… a spleen is still a spleen).

A cat shared my crib when I was a baby, and I’ve never been without at least one since (current count is 5). We bred, showed and hunted Labrador Retrievers; there have been Italian Greyhounds, a whippet, a couple of Border Collie/Lab crosses, and the world’s finest dog Pippin, an American Natural Dog, who could beat the
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"I," "You," and "They"

I recently received my first issue of Slightly Foxed, a handsome little print journal from the not-so-United-Kingdom. Its intent is to introduce readers to “books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal.” It comprises 16 essays describing and appreciating books remembered from childhood, bestowed by old friends or relations, or stumbled upon serendipitously. They range fr... Read more of this blog post »
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When Paris Went Dark by Ronald C. Rosbottom
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Medieval Bodies by Jack Hartnell
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A very readable, head-to-toe survey of how the human body was perceived and understood by people in medieval times, as evidenced in artwork and manuscripts of the time. The handsome and judiciously selected color illustrations enhance the text and ...more
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The Depositions by Thomas Lynch
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A mixed bag... I've admired Lynch's writing since his earlier collection of essays, The Undertaking. He is a fine poet, and a writer with much of value to say about "being and ceasing to be" than most, from his lifetime of intimate contact in the ...more
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The Waitress Was New by Dominique Fabre
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The Depositions by Thomas Lynch
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A mixed bag... I've admired Lynch's writing since his earlier collection of essays, The Undertaking. He is a fine poet, and a writer with much of value to say about "being and ceasing to be" than most, from his lifetime of intimate contact in the ...more
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