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Robert C. Sibley

Robert Sibley has written: “This was as it should be. The pilgrim, like any serious traveler, undertakes an interior journey that parallels passage through the external world. Each sustains the other. There is a psychological benefit to the feel of … Continue reading

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Armchair influence

In the house where I grew up, Mom would suddenly and without notice rearrange the living room furniture.  Returning home after school or work, my Dad, my sisters and I would find the couch here, instead of there, chairs in places … Continue reading

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Housetruck

Bookstores around here probably fall into one of several types; used, academic or shopping mall. Used bookstores have character, a soul, a beating heart, usually that of the owner, a confirmed bibliophile dedicated to ink and paper, determined to at least … Continue reading

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Wallace Stegner

While visiting at a hospital last year, one of the nurses saw the paperback book poking out of my coat pocket and asked if it was good.  I responded by characterizing the book as mental chewing gum, which served to … Continue reading

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Hank

I recently revisited my favorite fictional character, William Henry Devereaux, Jr.   I met Hank for the first time in a small Redmond bookstore, over a decade ago.  Picking up that book was an act of complete serendipity, as delicious as … Continue reading

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Way Station Books

In the early 80s, I decided to try broadcasting.  Small market radio to be specific, meaning not much money but plenty of opportunity to either screw up without repercussion or, perhaps, to do something worth listening to. My own self … Continue reading

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