Monthly Archives: December 2010

This crazy world

At the end of Casablanca, every line that Humphrey Bogart speaks is masterful. When his character Rick lets Ilsa Laszlo leave with her husband Victor, he performs gallantly. The problems of three people don’t amount to a hill of beans … Continue reading

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Hope in the Culture-bearers

A Canticle for Leibowitz has been on my to-read list for a while and on my shelf for the past year, waiting to be read. Now that I’ve read it, I regret that I waited so long. In Walter Miller … Continue reading

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Books: to be or not to be?

In Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Despereaux, the young mouse will not eat the pages of the books in the library when he reads the words on the page, “Once upon a time.” The words transfix him; they become as … Continue reading

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