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J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: 10 Mystical Excerpts from ‘The Hobbit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he reluctantly goes on an adventure toward dragon-guarded treasure with Gandalf the wizard and 13 dwarves. Along the way, the troop defies death against many a foe but also is boosted [...]

August 2, 2018 Music & Arts, Reflections

John Steinbeck Quotes: 5 Plodding Excerpts from ‘Of Mice and Men’

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” tells of complementary yet contentious partners George and Lennie and their quest to acquire a place of their own so they can “live off the fatta the lan’.” Here are five of my favorite [...]

June 11, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections

My Favorite Reads: Vonnegut and King and Hemingway, Oh My!

The world is filled with a seemingly endless amount of good books and authors, past and present. Here are some of my favorites, with links to well-crafted, thought-provoking excerpts from the works. “Slaughterhouse Five” By Kurt Vonnegut “On Writing” By Stephen [...]

May 25, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections

Ken Kesey Quotes: 10 Raucous Excerpts from ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” tells of the probably-not-cuckoo Randle Patrick McMurphy, a jokester, card player, womanizer, fighter, criminal, and Korea vet. He ends up in a mental ward after faking a fight to get off a [...]

December 19, 2017 Music & Arts, Reflections

Ernest Hemingway Quotes: Splashy Excerpts from ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

I passed some Hurricane Irma displacement time by reading Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” the story of a poor, aging fisherman who for a long stretch hasn’t been fortunate in his catching efforts. So when he finally hooks what [...]

September 26, 2017 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Reflections

Syrian Refugee Finds New Life As Berliner

Nafeh Kurdi remembers the images of splattered red after the bombs fell. “It was very hard for me to see the blood on the floor,” the 20-year-old from Syria said. Amid the gruesome fighting in Syria, the strike had hit [...]

June 17, 2017 History, Reflections, Travel & Culture