Review: I Am the Cheese

I think I read this once years ago and didn’t get this book like I do reading it now. Reading this book is both creepy and haunting and one has to wonder where reality begins and ends, if it does at all.

Adam is narrating his story with pauses for transcripts of taped sessions.  They talk about clues and Adam being aware he is being drugged.

The story comes out that Adam and his world are not what everything appears to be.

Review: An Acceptable Time

This is one of those books that just leaves you with a “wow” feeling.

This is written by Madeline L’Engle and is part of A Wrinkle in Time, The Quartet, series.

Polly is with her grandparents in New England and discovers that she is above sacred space but also goes through a dimension in time that brings her back to the same area 3,000 years prior.  Polly meets the people who inhabited the area.  They think her a goddess.

This book touches on faith, religion, physics, science, and time.  10 out of 10.  A must read.

Review: The Black Cloud

I was reading this book on a day when the clouds were rolling in from an unusual summer storm just to the south of where I live.  The atmosphere fit the book.

The author, Fred Hoyle, was a well-known scientist and this comes through in the book.

An astronomer finds something out of order when taking pictures of the stars.  The only way for it to be described is as a black cloud that covers the Earth for a period of time and causes great chaos.  The story is mainly told from the scientist point of view.

A must for science fiction fans and those who love astronomy and doomsday tales.

I wonder if Steven King read this.  This has echoes of The Dome and also of Arthur Clarke.

10 out of 10.

Daily Prompt: Sail

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This word is a summer word.

Teaching English, English uses this verb to describe what a boat does.  Other uses include a balloon sailing up in the air, or a bird sailing on the wind.  Are wind surfers sailing or surfing or both?

Enya uses this in one of her songs.  She describes sailing away.

In English you can sail in, sail into, sail on, sail up, sail down, sail toward, sail away…..basically any type of direction you need to go.

Years ago I took a basic boating class and the instructor always complained about local birds pooping on the sails.  The physical sails are tough and strong but too much bird poop is a bad thing.

Hoist your sails and live your life.

Daily Prompt: Cringe

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I spent over three hours and ended up with three large bags full of poison ivy.  Poison ivy makes me cringe.

Cringe is a normal reaction.  We can cringe at a lot of things and everyone is different at what they cringe at.  Some things we are afraid of others are not.  No one person is the same.

Also, how we cringe is different.  Some people are very physical and some people it can only be a twitch.  Others don’t show any physical sign.

What makes you cringe?  How do you cringe?  What do you notice when people around you cringe?

Photo Challenge: Transient

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I don’t have a photo I’ve taken for this word.  Someday.  Yet for right now the word can be discussed.

Transient population.  This expression always pops into mind.

Yet what does it mean to be transient?

This is a word that is related to transport, transportation, transfigure, transpose to go across something.  The suffix trans- and moving of some sort.

Does owning a home mean one is not transient?  Staying in one place for a long while?

What about nature?  Most animals are transient, constantly on the move.  For them being transient is a good thing, usually, and they are listening to what their body, more specifically something in their neurological and reproductive system, is telling them to do.

Are we humans meant to be transient?  Our ancestors were.  Yet being classified as a “transient” today is a negative thing.  Is that because one may not be part of a community for a long while?

Thoughts?

Daily Prompt: Create

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Create.  This word can open floodgates.  Everything we see and touch and is created and has been created from something else and/or by someone else unless we began the process somehow.  Even art materials were created by someone else and we take the materials and create something else out of them.

Nature.  Humans are part of nature and we tend to forget that.  Controversies about evolution aside, we all come from someone and something else.  We have in our bodies all of the basic elements on the Periodic Table.  Our eyes have the same types of rods and cones like the horseshoe crabs who have existed since before the dinosaurs.

All religions have a creation story.  All cultures have creation stories.  Every human being has a creation story.

Where does creation fit in with you today?  What will you create today?