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Zite is clearly on to me

This is the second article my iPad news reader, Zite, has pulled up for me on the beauty of libraries and books. This time it is an illustrated list of 15 home libraries that I wish I had.

I was immediately reminded of photos of James Murray, the original editor of the Oxford English Dictionary amongst all his reference books and little slips of paper that he used to compile the tome. Murray’s work has been documented (at least) three times in long form. Once by his grand-daughter, Elisabeth Murray, titled Caught in the Web of Words; twice by Simon Winchester as The Meaning of Everything and The Professor and The Madman.  Admittedly, I’ve had The Professor and the Madman on my list of ‘to reads’ pretty much since it came out and have not yet gotten around to it. 

OK – that’s it. Off to bed. I hear this sleeping thing is really important.


Where did that notecard go…

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Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


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ImageThe fifty word story challenge.

Thanks for the inspiration, Regina.

It Came From Under the Bed

His breath held painfully as fretful fingers climbed the bedstand lamp for the switch. Below, old homework papers crunched slowly. Ominously.

“Skipper…?” The dog’s name was little more than a slow exhale.

“Please be Skipper.”


He gagged on the warm, unlikely relief of dog fart.

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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized


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