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The Kookaburra Moment Part 1

Susan loved eating fresh barbecued fish, but the thought of having bones wedged down my throat meant I couldn’t last the meal. But I delighted in watching Susan munching the tailor flesh like a primeval woman at the mouth of

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‘Life, bottom heavy like a kangaroo’ – Anthony Burgess

This is the third excerpt presented here from Anthony Burgess’ masterpiece Earthly Powers. Octogenarian British writer Kenneth Toomey recalls with spectacular clarity (as he almost always does) his visit to Australia in 1930 or thereabouts. Australia is where I was

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A Snorer is Outsnoored – Earthly Powers (Anthony Burgess)

This week on Wednesday’s literature piece we will continue with Anthony Burgess’s panamoramic saga novel of the 20th century Earthly Powers. The novel appeared on the shortlist for the Booker Prize in the year of its publication but lost out

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Earthly Powers (1980)- Anthony Burgess

The local bookstore near where I live has mostly books written in Spanish, but there is a classic English Literature section with thousands of titles to choose from. I miss my Kindle e-reader which decided one day it wouldn’t recharge

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5/4 – 11/4/21 incl. Fructose, The Band & Dostoevsky

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Peter Attia – The Drive Podcast – #87—Rick Johnson, MD: Fructose—the common link in hypertension, insulin resistance, T2D, & obesity? Audio podcast at Peter

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God’s place in our future (Brave New World) – Aldous Huxley

This week in Wednesday’s literature piece we continue our exploration of one the 20th Century’s great Dystopian novels Brave New World (BNW). This week’s excerpt comes from the same philosophical argument John and Mustapha Mond were having the last time

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Brave New World (1932) – Aldous Huxley

This week in Wednesday’s literature piece we are taking a peak at one of the all-time great novels about the dehumanising aspects of scientific progress. We were assigned to read Brave New World in High School and I’m willing to

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28/04 – 4/05 incl. Stacey E. Bryan, Defeating Evil & The Bob Dylan Project

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. 8 Questions with blogger/writer Stacey E. Bryan Blog article at Inner Circle: I was tickled pink to wander across this recent interview with my

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3/03 – 9/03 incl. Peter, Paul, Mary Magdalene, Andy Kaufman, Melbourne and Pornography

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene – Bart Ehrman Audio interview at Faith Reason: I have read many of Bart Ehrman’s books and watched many

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The Story of an Impertinent Curiosity (Part 3 Final) – Don Quixote

This week in Wednesday’s literature piece we conclude ‘The Story of an Impertinent Curiosity‘ with Part 3 (Chapter XXXV). In Chapter 34 we read how Anselmo received letters from his wife Camilla pleading for him to return. Despite her anguish

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