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Book | Pattern Recognition

William Gibson is well-known for his science fiction writing, which I love, but my favourite book of his is a non-science fiction novel. Pattern Recognition‘s heroine, Cayce Pollard, is highly sensitive, and that plus Gibson’s mentally chewy writing has made me a happy re-reader of this novel. Cayce Pollard is highly sensitive in a very […]

The Power of Curiosity

“Fear paralyzes; curiosity empowers. Be more interested than afraid.” ~ Patricia Alexander Curiosity is like a flashlight beam. We aim it at what we want to see more clearly. Or, rather, curiosity aims us. When we’re curious, we’re the beam of light following the feeling of wonder to the next illuminated view. It’s not about […]

Book | Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

An avid reader pal of mine, artist Donna Romero, had to do a lot of persuading to get me to read Gary Kinder’s Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. This non-fiction book tells the story of the wreck of the “Central America,” laden with gold from the California Gold Rush, and Tommy Thompson, […]