Berfrois

Nature Overseeds

Nature Overseeds

A couple of weeks ago, meeting for a beer with fish and chips at a local English styled pub where soccer from the real England was playing on hanging television sets...

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We Are on Our Way

We Are on Our Way

These days, I’m not sure why I still bother to maintain a phone...

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Basement Books or Green Bookcase

Basement Books or Green Bookcase

At first I thought they were talking about India Pale Ale...

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1 Raccoon, 1 More

1 Raccoon, 1 More

a dozen oysters a lemon a loaf of bread...

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Readerz N Bookhood

Readerz N Bookhood

Books in their physical form turn out to be endlessly adaptable, not just in the domestic space as doorstops...

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We Read: Why?

We Read: Why?

Most of the books in my collection predate barcodes and current ISBN formats...

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Your Bees, Your Flies, Your Birds, Your Squirrels

Your Bees, Your Flies, Your Birds, Your Squirrels

I don’t want to write about Watt this morning. I want to write about what...

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Fevered Cabin

Fevered Cabin

Two men are dead in a cabin on the side of a mountain — how did they die?

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Amy Glynn: Ketamine Redwoods

Amy Glynn: Ketamine Redwoods

A redwood can live forever...

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Put it in the books!

Put it in the books!

The outfielders adept at prose. At third base and first, essayists. At shortstop and second base, poets...

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Paul Vacca: How to be an Incipit?

Paul Vacca: How to be an Incipit?

Unleashed on social networks, the first sentence becomes a sign of recognition, a knowing wink, a cabalistic sign between insiders...

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Surfing, Jazz, Beats

Surfing, Jazz, Beats

The writing temperament comes to light as a condition of being. If there was a point, it was learning to read...

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‘Mastery of conscience depicts an aptitude for chance’

‘Mastery of conscience depicts an aptitude for chance’

One muses on tactile fabrics as over leaves...

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Arnold Bennett: Who Buys Books?

Arnold Bennett: Who Buys Books?

I want some book-buyers to come forward and at any rate state that they have bought a book, with some account of the adventure...

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Paul Vacca: Unexpected Umberto Eco

Paul Vacca: Unexpected Umberto Eco

Books always give us something different than expected...

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Maybe Lion King not shown in Barrow?

Maybe Lion King not shown in Barrow?

A few years after The Waste Land appeared, Torquemada pioneered the cryptic crossword...

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Virginia Woolf: c. Dec 1910

Virginia Woolf: c. Dec 1910

On or about December 1910 human character changed...

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