I went thrift store shopping with my mother-in-law the Saturday after Thanksgiving (which was when they were having their sale). I came out with several hoodies, a t-shirt, and lots of books. Some of them I just picked up because of the author, or because the title sounded interesting. I ended up with a few gems - one of the books is a selection of T.S. Eliot poems, which (as best as I can figure out) he himself chose which poems would be included. I do know that it includes a lot of his later work, which is harder to find, as most people just focus on his early works and ignore his post-conversion work. So far, my favorite is “Choruses From “The Rock”“, which was written in 1934. I might post some lines from it later on.
He would probably have liked to believe he had done something wrong so that he could at least orient himself a little, but she had told him a terrible thing, that he had done nothing to offend, that his father had found fault with him anyway, only because he was old and sad now, not the father he thought he had come home to.
Earlier this year, I read a book of essays by Marilynne Robinson (When I Was A Child I Read Books) and was really impressed. She also writes fiction. I usually have little patience for fiction, but decided to give her books a try. I’ve read two so far, Home and Gilead. They’re basically the same story, but told from a different person’s perspective each time. She doesn’t break them up into chapters, which frustrated me at first, but in the end I liked, because I think too many authors try to set up cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter when the book might flow better if those were omitted and you just kept reading.
She has so many quotable lines in her books; I’m going to post a few soon.
Guys, seriously. Signal boost. I needed this the other night, and a few weeks ago I was talking with someone who needed it. This is the best freaking thing ever.
Everyone has their dark days.
this is so dainty; I love the details, but I’m not sure if I could do it myself
When my patient became verbally aggressive and threatening when he didn’t get the narcotics he wanted
WE DO NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS.
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I just hand them the AMA paperwork and just sign here and you’ll be good to go.