Yearly Archives: 2019

First lines: Let It Snow (re-read)

As addendum to the Great John Green Re-Read Project 2018 (part one, part two) I also revisited Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances, by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Like the first time I read it, I wasn’t completely blown away. The stories are fairly straight-forward, and Green’s story is certainly not his… Read more »

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First Lines: Sophie’s World

There’s at least two ways to look at Jostein Gaarder’s Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy: as a novel, and as a history of philosophy. As a history of philosophy, a Philosophy for Dummies, if you will, I think works. It gives a compact overview of how western philosophy evolved in the… Read more »

So, Let Me Tell You About My Plans for 2019

On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 I went in for a routine CT-scan of my aorta. Three days later I went and got the results. There were complications: the stent they placed two years ago was not quite doing its job, resulting in a increased diameter of my aorta a little further down, and a remainder… Read more »

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