January 2017 Reading Notes

My New Year’s resolution was to keep track of what I’m reading month by month. (I considered week by week, but I know I’d fall behind. A month at a time is so much less commitment. So here we are. One month down, eleven more to go. Finished this month 1. Mort by Terry Pratchett […]

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Battle of the Saints

The galleon’s shadow

I In the islet’s museum there is a twisted wine bottle, crusted with fool’s gold from the iron- cold depth below the redoubt. It has been listed variously by experts: one, that a galleon blown by a hurricane out of Cartagena, this far east, had bled a trail of gold bullion and wine from its […]

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A fairer House than Prose

I dwell in Possibility by Emily Dickinson I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – And for an everlasting Roof The Gambrels of the Sky – Of Visitors – the fairest – […]

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Please pray with me

My Uncle Paul, my mom’s oldest brother, is in the hospital now. He went in on Thursday for pain management and it seems that his cancer has spread rapidly. He is in considerable pain, and his condition is deteriorating. Please keep him in your prayers, especially that he be at peace. Pray also for my […]

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A Living Armoury?

The Dead Crab by Andrew Young A rosy shield upon its back, That not the hardest storm could crack, From whose sharp edge projected out Black pin-point eyes staring about; Beneath, the well-knit cote-armure That gave to its weak belly power; The clustered legs with plated joints That ended in stiletto points; The claws like […]

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The Wine-Dark Sea is Twelve!

Lissa at the Bonny Glen is celebrating and reminds me that our blogs share a birthday. Today I didn’t have time to think of writing much because we were out of the house most of the day celebrating a different birthday, that of Lucy’s best friend, E., who turns 4 tomorrow. Actually, it was sort […]

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