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We’re on vacation this week up in Massachusetts.  Salem, on the north shore, is my mother’s home town, though she hasn’t lived there in years.  I lived there myself for three years back in middle school.  So between family visits … Continue reading

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Recent reads

– Hens’ Teeth and Horses’ Toes by Stephen Jay Gould. A collection of essays about various aspects of biology and the history of biology. Gould was an expert as essay writing, mastering the technique of starting with some small but … Continue reading

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Latest readings

The latest few books that I’ve read: – The Odyssey by Homer, in the Robert Fagles translation.  Somehow, I managed to get this far in life without ever reading the Odyssey, other than a kid’s version many moons ago.  The … Continue reading

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More on what I’m reading

I finished off the Sharpe’s Rifles series.  Nothing much to add to the previous notes on them – all good, quick reads without a whole lot of depth. I’ve moved on to read Genghis Khan and the Making of the … Continue reading

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What I’m reading

My reading list so far for this year: – Several books from the Sharpe’s Rifles series by Bernard Cornwell.  These are historical adventure novels featuring Richard Sharpe, a soldier in the British army during the Napoleonic wars.  I’m enjoying the … Continue reading

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