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RIP XI

I was thinking about skipping R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (RIP) this year. There’s so much going on, and I’m putting so much energy into job-hunting, I don’t have a lot left over. All my creative writing is going into customizing resumes … Continue reading

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What I Was Doing

…instead of RIPping. To the shock of all–none more than myself–I failed almost entirely to participate in RIP VII. I read the books–I even read Dracula, finally! (Short take: much more readable than expected. Whyever did I put it off … Continue reading

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Perfect Weekend

(I was slow to get this proofed and posted–the “last weekend” I refer to is Oct. 19-21.) I haven’t bragged on the joys of life in Portland for a while, so I hope you’ll indulge me as I report on … Continue reading

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RIP VII

Just this morning, I was exulting that August is nearly over, which means my favorite time of year is just days away. Then I checked my feeds and saw that Carl has raised the curtain on R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII. … Continue reading

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Let Her RIP!

It’s time, it’s time! If you’re a regular visitor to Bookish Dark, you know we’re careening joyfully into my favorite time of year, autumn, and with it, the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge. Our obliging host, Carl, got the festivities underway … Continue reading

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RIP V

Ah, September First, the sweetest of days! The two worst months of the year are behind us, and the two best are just beginning. Among autumn’s many pleasures, I count the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge very highly. Hosted once again … Continue reading

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Walk With Me

I love the neighborhood we live in. I’ve been taking daily walks in it through three seasons now, and although the spring flowers and lush summer gardens were pretty, the turning leaves of fall best them easily. Every day, there’s … Continue reading

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School Days

Ah, Fall. Season of new beginnings, of pristine notebooks and sharpened pencils. I know we’re supposed to feel freshly reborn in Spring, but for me, it’s Fall: seventeen years of new outfits, new supplies, and new classrooms has oriented me … Continue reading

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Hallowed Falls

My love’s a quarter-million miles away And she’s seven thousand miles around. When I’m walking on her surface, Gravity’s one-sixth of normal So my feet don’t hardly touch the ground. From her mares to her uplands, from her faces to … Continue reading

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