Tag Archives: Jodi Picoult

Nineteen Minutes/ Amish Grace

I rarely get into a book without finishing it- a page or two tells me whether I want to read   it. This book, Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult (a writer I enjoy) was too much for me: it deals … Continue reading

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Lone Wolf: Jodi Picoult

I am a “dog person”. I have lived with a dog most of my life, all except 10 years of my young adult years, especially if I include my kids’ dogs as part of my personal pack. I have never … Continue reading

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Sunt Lacrimae Rerum: There are tears

“Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt.” “There is  sadness in reality, and mortal things affect the  mind”- but how unpoetic is that translation, and Lucretius is poignant. We cannot escape grief and suffering. Two days ago I read in … Continue reading

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