Tag Archive: Lake Champlain

Oct 03

The Sounds and Furies of Rereading Faulkner

  The great Doris Lessing once observed that the books which bore us when we are twenty or thirty will open doors for us when we are forty or fifty.  For my part, I think she pretty much nailed that one. When was the last time you went back, voluntarily, and reread something that had …

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Jul 26

Largemouth Bass and a Few Wild Hares

I remember when Elizabeth Bennet tried to fill a conversational vacuum by commenting upon the “wild grandeur of scenery” that surrounded the grounds of Mr. Darcy’s estate at Pemberley. Well, there have been few conversational lapses during the first of my two weeks here on the shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain—and there certainly has been …

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