May. 29th, 2017

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James Baldwin "Blues For Mister Charlie :A Play"




Inspired by the case of Emmett Till, an African-American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14, this is a dramatic look at southern small-town race relations at the mid-century point. As a play, though, it doesn't capture the usual power of Baldwin's prose. I don't think a reading can do it justice especially with the many characters on stage. Now,if only i could see a staged version of the play,then i would go back to re-read this paperback.
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Dan Falk "Universe On A T Shirt" (Penguin Canada)





I was rather disappointed with this book assuming that it would be at the cutting edge of what we know about the universe or at least speculate on it.As such, it is mostly a rehash of the history of science, from Galileo to Bohr.However, it does include a few dozen pages on current efforts such as string theory but there is not enough meat on this to get the intellectual juices excited. I was hoping it to be better, and hence you cannot always judge a book by its cover.

Merlin

May. 29th, 2017 11:07 pm
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The afternoon was mostly a milky white blandness with a hazy sunshine barely breaking through.I listened to some music, mostly jazz based from Herbie Hancock, Bill Lawrence to Michael Garrick. After having a battered cod meal with jacket potato and garlic bread i then watched some episodes of Charmed on DVD.

I also did some reading, with just two chapters left on the current paperback on Thomas Cromwell.

Now folks, that black cat that i befriended is still hanging around the Quays. Only now he prefers being in the offices as he gets fed there and much fuss over him. He has now been given the name of Merlin, having first sneaking into our cluster called Merlin House.

At least the cat is not going hungry. Loves the attention though!

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