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Sunday Scenes: December 28, 2014

cliffs

You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
-Ray Bradbury

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. -Sara Teasdale quotes

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Sea Floor

seafloor

I have read over 1,500 book pages the past week. Those pages were within the covers of two books:

I read The Rise of David Levinsky.

I also read Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

I chose to read The Rise of David Levinsky for its depiction of late 19th century, and early 20th century New York’s garment industry. I thought it would be a fascinating subject, and it most definitely was. I will be reviewing it at some point.

There were some similarities between Levinsky and Mailer, as far as ambition, which I thought was interesting. Levinsky was an immigrant from Russia, and Mailer was an American, yet their ambitions were similar…the search for respect, recognition and power seems to have ruled both of them. I will be writing more on comparisons in the future.
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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
-Mahatma Gandhi

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.
-John F. Kennedy

October 22, 2013 – 18 Cheshvan, 5774

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Sunday Scenes – September 1, 2013

through

I recently gave a lecture on the book, We Were Europeans: A Personal History of a Turbulent Century. There was a good turnout, and I received some good feedback. It was my second time within a three-week period that I lectured on this particular book.

boulder view

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Sunday Scenes – August 4, 2013

boulder

cliffside

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
-Ray Bradbury

If it is Sunday, which it is, then I am late on my usual Friday news.

Leora at Sketching Out, will be hosting the August Jewish Book Carnival. Please send your links to her by August 14, 2013: http://www.leoraw.com/contact/

The Jewish Journal has a great review of a book I absolutely love…The Golem and the Jinni! I reviewed it, myself, and can not say enough about it.

The Los Angeles Review of Books has interesting reviews on some great sounding books.

The New York Times Books also has interesting reviews on varied books.

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August 4, 2013 – 28 Av, 5773

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