Category Archives: Books

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury’s childhood encounter with a carnival magician named Mr. Electrico who commanded him to “Live forever!” was perhaps the peak experience in a fascination with carnivals and magicians that he had held for some time. In addition to that … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury Part Two

One of the things I love most about the writing of Ray Bradbury is the descriptive quality of his prose. This visual imagery must be one of the things that attracts artists in other media to his work. If you … Continue reading

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A Month For Ghost Stories – An Ancient Ghost

As the days shrink like drying apples and darkness falls sooner each evening, as a chill creeps into the airs and falling leaves rustle dryly in in the breeze I relish the season for ghost stories. I do ghost stories … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury The Man Who Discovered the October Country

Orange gold late afternoon light, the sound of dry leaves being scuffed along the sidewalk by passersby, the smell of smoke in the air and the sound of crickets all are signs of coming change, in the weather, in the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts Postponed- Entering the October Country

Today is the first of October. This post was supposed to have been for yesterday. Then Shinki died and in my preoccupation with writing about him I forgot to either finish properly or postpone this post. So we are giving … Continue reading

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An Eclipse, a Sick Cat, and an Internship

The eclipse was a big deal all over, it seems, and for this I am happy. Maybe some children will get interested in science. Maybe some people will decide to look at more in the natural world and learn to … Continue reading

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I Ching

I used to work with the I Ching before I fell into the black hole of corporate overtime. I decided with all the potential changes in the wind, the Book of Changes was the perfect tool to assess and plan. … Continue reading

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