May 6: Lynn Cullen @ Thurber House Evenings with Authors

Thurber House Evenings with Authors Lynn Cullen, author of Mrs. Poe Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. Columbus Museum of Art Details here Lynn Cullen has taken the true mystery and romance of Edgar Allen Poe and Frances Osgood, and the relationship they both shared with Poe’s young wife, and crafted a novel with as many twists and turns as one of Poe’s own tales. 

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Waking up was like reversing a burial

Waking up was like reversing a burial; I was a Cartesian brain alive in a coffin, aware of my own thoughts and the requirements of the living, but with no will to rise and proceed with my life. If it weren’t for my bladder, I might never have gotten up. I had to pee, therefore I was. Jason Porter, Why Are You So Sad? (which I am reading thanks to NetGalley)

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Unintended Christmas Vacation Hiatus

Sorry, I didn’t really mean to take an extended vacation from the site.  But preparing for, and then driving to Florida for vacation ended up meaning no posts for well over a week. I didn’t read a lot over the break (to much time on the beach and with family) but I still have plenty of books to review (November as theology month ended with a whimper not a bang).  Hopefully we can enter 2014 strong and build some momentum. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a...

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Unintended Christmas Vacation Hiatus

Sorry, I didn’t really mean to take an extended vacation from the site.  But preparing for, and then driving to Florida for vacation ended up meaning no posts for well over a week. I didn’t read a lot over the break (to much time on the beach and with family) but I still have plenty of books to review (November as theology month ended with a whimper not a bang).  Hopefully we can enter 2014 strong and build some momentum. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a...

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The enigma of web traffic

I wish I had a better handle on the where and whys of this site’s traffic.  I’m not sophisticated enough with my metrics/analytics (and admittedly the sample size/data is small) to figure out what is going on. A few posts garner most of the hits and search is 90% of traffic, beyond that everything is noise.  Yet, every so often traffic just seems to drop off and I can’t pinpoint exactly why.  It bugs me somehow despite the fact that there is nothing I can do about it and...

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More than just books?

I have been thinking about how best to consolidate various blogging and social media type communications lately. And I think it makes sense to put most content here as it is the most consistent blog home I have. So I changed the theme and am going to experiment with broadening the scope beyond just book reviews (sports, theology, etc.).  Any long time reader will not be holding their breath …

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The only constant is change, right?

Yes, I am once again messing with the template and design on this site. There are probably few people who actually care given the percentage of people who surf here from Google searches. But if you need an explanation, I am looking to blog here more regularly and use WordPress post formats to combine traditional blog elements with Tumblr like photos, videos and audio. Thanks for stopping by no matter how or why you did so ...

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