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About pininforthefjords

I'm pinin' for the fjords. That's all.

So Many Books, So Little Time (2015 edition)

Books read in 2015: Odyssey — Homer trans. Mitchell The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure — Rose The Public Domain Review 2011-2013 — ed. Green The Science of Discworld vol.2 — Pratchett, Stewart, Cohen Wyrd Sisters (Discworld #6) — Pratchett … Continue reading

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So Many Books, So Little Time (2014 edition)

Here’s my reading list for 2014: Histories — Herodotus (trans Grene) Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922) — TE Lawrence Infinite Jest — Wallace On the Map — Garfield The Princess Bride (30th anniv) — Goldman Isaac Newton — Gleick Writings … Continue reading

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So many Books, So Little Time (2013 edition)

And here are the books read for 2013: The Poisoner’s Handbook — Blum Lapham’s Quarterly 6:1 — ed. Lapham Kurt Vonnegut Letters — Vonnegut Canterbury Tales — Chaucer London: The Autobiography — Lewis ed. Plutarch Selected Essays — trans. Russel … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation – 2015 edition

The blog has been inactive for quite a while. Did I get tired of writing? Too busy, and other things to do? Yeah, all of the usual excuses. But last summer after my latest motorcycle trip I had written up … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation

The big ride of 2013: coast-to-coast on a motorcycle My last “big trip” on a motorcycle was five years ago, and I’ve been looking forward to doing it again, plus it had been nearly as long since I’d had a … Continue reading

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So Many Books, So Little Time (2012 edition)

I’m attempting to establish a habit of posting a list of books read during the year. 2011 is here and 2010 is here. I don’t know if the resulting motivation is good or bad; it’s nice to track what I’m reading, … Continue reading

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Higher vs. continued education

There have been quite a number of obits for the death of Ray Bradbury, the science fiction writer. I’m not a big science fiction fan, and don’t read the genre, but I do remember some of Bradbury’s stories from high … Continue reading

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