A Canticle for A Canticle for Leibowitz

The feast of St. Benedict is an appropriate day to write about  A Canticle for Leibowitz, a science-fiction classic by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Just as monks preserved learning in the so-called Dark Ages, the author’s monks perform the same task after a nuclear holocaust. Miller’s three-dimensional characters are memorable. One interesting character is a […]

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You Don’t Like Your Writers Group?

I’ve belonged to many writers groups, and each has at least one favorable quality. Some have very sociable members. Others have many published writers. Certain groups appeal to beginners. However, I wanted to meet with people who appreciated in-depth critiquing. And this other requirement was impossible to find in other local groups: I wanted to […]

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The Jungle Book Protesters

Last night my husband and I saw The Jungle Book. I can’t say enough good things about the movie. I hope Neel Sethi (Mowgli) wins an Academy Award. Read more at www.patricialabarbera.com/blog. The fact that I saw it in 3-D is a plus. I haven’t watched many cartoons with famous-star voices, but the ones I […]

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