Tag: reading

Job and the problem of evil.

(My classes start again tonight and I am really looking forward to being the first presenter of the semester. What follows is my presentation on Job to lead discussion). The Book of Job appears in the Bible‚Äôs Old Testament and is written in the… Continue Reading “Job and the problem of evil.”

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Meaning and death.

The Death of Ivan Ilych seems like the right book to start the new year off discussing – filled as it is with meaning of life questions – the main character discovering (almost) too late that the good things in life are not measured… Continue Reading “Meaning and death.”

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What is Required Reading?

Brian and I launched the new blog Required Readings this week – tagline being “Culturally-significant texts: Across genres, across the ages.” After poring through so many “best of” and Western canon lists we figured, hell – why not make our own? And so Brian… Continue Reading “What is Required Reading?”

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Books, books, books

I haven’t written about books for a long time – even though reading is one of my great passions and fills up all my available time (when I’m not working, sewing, hanging out with my family, playing music, doing union business, writing… damn, I… Continue Reading “Books, books, books”

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Rambling about reading.

Just in case you are following along the house in Gibsons saga – subjects were removed last night by the original buyers six hours before the deadline and my duplex is now officially sold. Yes! Official transfer of possession happens February 28th, and before… Continue Reading “Rambling about reading.”

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