Monthly Archives: June 2012

iPhone 5th anniversary

iPhone 5th anniversary: How I accidentally became an iPhone user | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog. This post on The Unofficial Apple Weblog reminds me where I was 5 years ago today: standing in line outside a local AT&T … Continue reading

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“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

I finally got around to watching the film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012), based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel of the same title. Our book group read the novel several years ago and loved it, so I’ve been looking … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

LeBron James, open book The NBA championship, recently won by the Miami Heat, was big news in the sports world. But a secondary story was the focus on Heat star LeBron James, who focused before games by reading. Yes, reading—all kinds … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

NEA Arts Magazine The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has published their fine quarterly magazine since 2004. This site provides access to the NEA Arts Magazine, a great resource for anyone with an interest in the cultural milieu of … Continue reading

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More on Bloomsday

A 20th century interlude: Happy Bloomsday! « Shakespeare In Action In honor of the day, here’s an explanation and meditative reflection that’s well worth reading. It concludes: Ulysses is a novel that celebrates home even as Leopold Bloom is estranged … Continue reading

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Happy Bloomsday!

It’s Bloomsday, the annual celebration of the life and works of James Joyce. This is the date of Leopold Bloom’s journey around Dublin in Joyce’s Ulysses.

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Monday Miscellany

Brown pelican, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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Oprah’s Book Club Is Back!

Oprah’s Book Club Selects ‘Wild’ Officially kicking off “Oprah Book Club 2.0″ on June 4, Oprah Winfrey has selected Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (Random House) as her first pick. The book, … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Here’s what caught my eye over the past week:  ‘I Am The Cheese’: A Nightmarish Nail-Biter: The most chilling book I’ve ever read is Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese. In this piece, which is almost as compelling as the … Continue reading

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