Prose

The Blank Page

On New Year's Eve I went, as I have gone for the past decade or more, to St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral here in Seattle to walk the labyrinth. Each last day of the calendar year, the folks at St. Mark's push aside the two central tiers of pews and spread a tarpaulin carpet on the floor imprinted with a replica of the labyrinth that is carved in stone into the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. Read more about The Blank Page

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The Consolation of Galadriel

You can pick up the damndest tidbits just driving around in the car, as I was doing this morning listening to a lecture from The Great Courses on Boethius and The Consolation of Philosophy (Oxford World's Classics) . The lecturer was going on about the concept of consolation at work in this, that and the other work of Great Lit and I was nodding along (but not off) when my ears pricked up.

J.R.R. Tolkien? Really? Read more about The Consolation of Galadriel

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On the Other Left Bank

Kicking off election week, I decided to post another bookstore review from the turn of the century. I am proud to have helped procure some funds from the Grateful Dead's Rex Foundation for Books to Prisoners - I've got the t-shirt to prove it.

Left Bank Books

Inventory: Radical politics, anti-authoritarian, independent, left-wing, small press

Left Bank Books is probably best described by their own hand-out sheet.

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