Category: literature

Coming to an Agreement?

The first book I bought to “stream” through the Kindle — a lovely gift, and I’m happy to report my coming to terms with the present (otherwise still resisting, putting up a fight) — was The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book, published in 1997, advocates personal freedom from the limitations we have created, sometimes unknowingly and…

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The Running Start

Remember those toys from when we were kids? Most of the specific toys being referred to were designed as cars. To play with them was simple — pull the car back for it to buzz and zip across the floor. I was a little indifferent towards them. The clicking sound was annoying to me —…

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Referencing ‘Love Stories’

There is a great divide between books and magazines. Novels, poems, plays all create these worlds that are based off reality, but lavishly designed to move, frighten, generate laughs, and make us swoon. Magazines, well, they do the same thing. The affection is a tad bit different, however, and we are often times swooning and…

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Writing on the Walls, Pages

Last year — Or what is this year? — a former college roommate of mine posted a picture of his reading a Louise Gluck poem. It’s a powerful poem in my opinion, and it resonated enough and wedge itself in between my mind and skull to look for the book when in a used bookstore. There was much…

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10 Books That Have Stood Out

This past Saturday (August 30, 2014), Syracuse newspaper journalist, Sean Kirst (@seankirst), asked his Saturday morning question: What 10 books influenced your life? It was comforting to see many people comment with constructive and polite responses, because — if you’re not familiar with the online version of Syracuse’s newspaper — people can be not only vicious but…

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The Art of a Fool

The Infinite Abyss(es) is not going away.  It does need a makeover, however.  There will be less frequent posts.  The posts, however, will be longer pieces, more essays essentially, and better quality. The post that preceded this was not good enough as many of the posts are due to my being a picky little shit.  The post…

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