Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Hundred Year old Man

The Hundred Year Old Man whoClimbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Jonas Jonasson has written a hilarious quixotic adventure, tightly plotted, utterly impossible, and delightful to read. Bud, who rarely reads novels, enjoyed it too. The old man does indeed … Continue reading

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Oldies and Goodies

…and not so goodies. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame is a three volume collection of classic SF, which I have been browsing in the packing and leaving California days, and which contains some of my all time favorites. Flowers for Algernon, … Continue reading

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An evangelical Christian and the gay issue.

A Letter to my Congregation, by Ken Wilson. I read this because Bud had just bought it and thought it was a really useful resource. Something inside me was saying” I absolutely don’t want to read any more about this … Continue reading

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Children’s needs

I just read two utterly different books about children. One a collection of memories, and the other a satirical novel. Carried in our hearts, by Jane Aronson, a pediatrician specializing in internationally adopted children, is a compilation of accounts by … Continue reading

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The Dance of the Molecules

I never could dance: shy and clumsy- even though I felt most free on my bike or way up a towering elm tree. My youngest sister dances – medieval, ballroom etc, and my youngest brother took a spell in a … Continue reading

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Warriors and immigrants

When I moved from the UK to California I experienced a bit of culture shock. The language was the same, but I had to learn to drive and ride on the right. I had to read labels in the supermarket … Continue reading

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