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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Books & Authors

Re: “Book Review: "Rope & Bone" and "Ruin Falls"

Jenny, your book was so much fun!

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Posted by Anne Pyburn Craig on 01/09/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Book Review: "Rope & Bone" and "Ruin Falls"

Off to read Rope & Bone by Ginnah Howard! What an honor to be in such fine company, and at Chronogram magazine.

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Posted by Jenny Milchman on 01/07/2015 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Joseph Luzzi Conjures Two Italies

Just a quick correction: Joe Luzzi's talk here at the Tivoli Free Library is actually tomorrow, Thursday, August 7th at 7pm. It was NOT on the 4th. Thanks!

Posted by Tivoli Free Library on 08/06/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Joseph Luzzi Conjures Two Italies

Just a quick correction: Joe Luzzi's talk at the Tivoli Free Library will be tomorrow, Thursday, August 7th at 7pm. It was NOT on the 4th. Thanks.

Posted by Tivoli Free Library on 08/06/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Janet Hamill Raises a Toast to La Vie Boheme

I am so proud if my dear friend Janet!❤️

Posted by Adrienne Butvinik on 02/01/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Local Luminary: Geddy Sveikauskas

I am honored to have known Sveikauskas as the publisher of Ulster MAgazine when he did a cover story in WInter 1987 about my One-Room Schools of Ulster County photography project. He threw himself into that and into everything else he did, and does well!

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Posted by Diana Mara Henry on 09/10/2013 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Simon Critchley

As a christian (at least I consider myself of that persuasion) I like and enjoy Simon Critchley's work in philosophy. Not that I agree with his present point of view regarding God, but I do think he is very on point when it comes to the necessity of belief. I actually find it quite remarkable he has not adopted some form of christian belief. He seems to have adopted so much of the religiously based trappings of valuing life and peace. In the middle of this interview, I thought I could have been reading Ecclesiastes! Indeed, life is pointless. Also, faith in God does not resolve the pointlessness of this life. It gives one a place with which to find rest, repose, and comfort in the midst of living out this pointless life. The assertion of meaning, as SC has existentially pointed out, is the meaning we have. It is the truth we have however it is that we believe. I hope, in my transient timespace point of view, that I am correct. But have I lost anything if I am wrong (shades of Pascals Gamblers proposition). And I do not feel bad engaging and supporting works of peace and learning how to be joyfully at peace in the pain of life. Hmm. I don't really find myself too much at odds with him. I'm sure many with my persuasion of faith would shudder at my appreciation of this Simon Crithley fellow. Then again, Jesus asked who was a neighbor of the man hurt and robbed by thieves; those who carefully avoided him or the atheist from Samaria?

Thanks to SC who referred to Nicolai Berdyaev in his "faith of the faithless". One of the best referrals to an author I have ever received.

Posted by Ralph on 02/25/2013 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Book Review: Give Me Everything You Have

gives me chills. I want to read this.

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Posted by Kristen Panzer on 02/01/2013 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Brave New Books

Wonderful article. I just had Troy Bookmakers do my book. They were terrific to work with. I can't wait to finish my next book to work with them again.

Posted by janiceparrott on 01/10/2013 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Tony Fletcher Canonizes The Smiths

Tony's career didn't begin at the age of 14 in Yorkshire, England. He was born in Yorkshire but raised for the most part in London and it was there, in his South East London school, that he founded 'Jamming!' as well as the band in which he played for many years, Apocalypse.

Posted by Milly Vallhala Mn Bailey on 01/09/2013 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Book Review: Nature Wars

Thanks for the thoughtful comment on the book review.
I hope I did not misrepresent Sterba's book. In "Nature Wars," Jim Sterba makes the point that in many populated areas, beavers can be a nuisance, causing unwanted flooding of commercial and residential parcels that property owners want to stay dry. In "Nature Wars," Sterba does point out that beaver-created wetlands bring can change an entire ecosystem, creating a positive environment for many species as you suggest.

Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 01/03/2013 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Book Review: Nature Wars

I'm sorry that your book misses the chance to talk about the positive impact of urban beavers.

Our low-lying city was concerned about flooding and proposed extermination but massive public outcry forced them to install a flow device instead. That was 5 years ago and now because of the beaver created wetlands we regularly see otter, heron, woodduck, steelhead and even mink in our tiny urban stream! We even hold a yearly beaver festival (this year was our 5th) to teach other communities about the good beavers do and how to manage their more challenging behaviors!

WIldlife has gotten smarter about living with us, but we appear to have learned very little about living with them.

Heidi Perryman, Ph.D.
Worth A Dam
(925) 283-4499

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Posted by Heidi Perryman on 01/02/2013 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Book Review: Nick & Jake

Bringing back the art of letter writing; there is hope! (And with a stellar cast, to boot.)

Posted by Thomas Whitman on 11/28/2012 at 10:47 AM

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