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The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle by Dave Eggers Dave Egger’s The Circle is the 1984 of social networking. The book embraces the parallels between the totalitarian Party of Oceania and the ubiquitous Internet company known as the Circle, a next generation mash-up between … Continue reading

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The Heart’s Tremolo

he couldn’t bear to be so careless hiding a knife behind the lust couldn’t bear to see the first scratches on a polished perfect face of total trust this is no time to be tentative I raise me lips to … Continue reading

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The Book of Illusions

“You know you don’t have to finish it,” friends reminded me in response to my ranting about the protagonist acting like a jerk or the implausible motivations of the other characters. “How does this book get so much praise?” I … Continue reading

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Lexicon

“Your ability to persuade is the single most important determinant of your quality of life.” The organization can teach you a potent form of persuasion, primal syllables laden with the power to “hack the protocol” of human language and thought, … Continue reading

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The Trees

When Thomas brought news that the house I was born in no longer exists, Neither the lane nor the park sloping to the river, nothing, I had a dream of return. Multicolored. Joyous. I was able to fly. And the … Continue reading

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Colossus

Sonny Rollins, the Colossus By Mark Jacobson, Men’s Journal Sep 2013 At 82, Sonny Rollins is one of the last jazz originals. He still tours, records, and practices three hours a day, convinced he’s still got something to learn – … Continue reading

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Aliens

FADE IN SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE – SPACE Silent and endless. The stars shine like the love of God…cold and remote. The opening of the screenplay for ALIENS Thanks to Radiolab’s episode on parasites for this one.

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