Billions: The Domestic Cat as Scapegoat

Posted by ractrose on 20 May 2017 in Non-Fiction

My Curious Reading Billions The Domestic Cat as Scapegoat                           A 2013 Telegraph (UK) headline, based on US reporting, reads in part:   …deadly pets murder nearly 4 billion birds a year.   Cats, they mean. Now, for one thing, murder is an […]

My Curious Reading: Planet Earth and the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

My Curious Reading Planet Earth and the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker         Dr. Underhill said, if we would destroy insects, we must preserve birds. Birds which run up the trunks of trees, like the Woodpeckers, are of especial benefit. They dig out the larvae of insects from the bark and devour it. A Cat-bird […]

My Curious Reading: The Baron and the Bulge

Posted by ractrose on 5 May 2017 in Non-Fiction

My Curious Reading The Baron and the Bulge         Dialogue must be the most powerful type of writing. Most of us, I think, leafing through a book, see dialogue sequences as welcome action; we get from these a little pleased anticipation. Things are picking up. It doesn’t take that form of narrative […]