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Month: November 2015

The rain and the H-bomb

The rain came and it made me happy. It started in the morning, steady and solid. It continued through the day and into the night. For the first time in many weeks, I felt at ease. A pluviophile they call me, a person who loves rain, someone who finds joy…

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Of Vonnegut and Heller: Billy Pilgrim, Ice-9, Catch-22, and the writing life

A few things I didn’t know until the last couple of days: First, in the 1950s, Joseph Heller worked as a highly paid advertising executive for some of America’s most popular and influential magazines, such as Life, Look, and McCall’s. Second, Kurt Vonnegut could be a real prick. I first read…

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