Tuesday, January 23, 2018




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Stories by Frank Pool

 

Pool: It's time to talk about 'trump'

17 hours ago

This is not a political column about the 45th president of the United States, though trying not to think about him is about as possible ...

 

Pool: Audiobooks in a time of plague

1 week ago

Suffering from a recent infection and its fevers, I found myself listening to audiobooks more than usual. Lying abed with no particular need to be ...

 

Pool: Solstice sunset and still pools

3 weeks ago

The weather on the winter solstice was bright and cool. After failing to enlist a couple of old friends to go with me, I decided ...

 

Pool: Postcard from the edge of the year

3 weeks ago

A few days after Christmas, I got a call from a friend inviting me to go for a walk with him. He is a tall, ...

 

Pool: Yes, once there was a war on ...

1 month ago

There used to be a real war on Christmas. It wasn't waged in courtrooms or in the media, but in the streets, where blows were ...

 

Pool: Gained in translation?

1 month, 1 week ago

A recent spate of translations provides new looks at old books. Why is this happening, and what's the point of translating something when it's been ...

 

Pool: Goodbye to all that

1 month, 2 weeks ago

The first football game I remember watching in its entirety was the famous Ice Bowl playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers ...

 

Pool: Rolling around with sesquipedalian words

1 month, 3 weeks ago

I was thinking about incunabula the other day. Well, actually I was pondering "incunabula." The word itself refers to early printed books before the year ...

 

Pool: Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude

2 months ago

Searching for a book, I picked up a small one I had received as a gift from wife. The title seemed appropriate, so I browsed ...

 

Pool: Up and fussing about that cussing

2 months, 1 week ago

I've heard a lot more of vulgarity and swearing recently than I'd like to hear. That has made me think about cussing, class, and people's ...

 

Pool: Remembering a life, a mind, a soul

2 months, 2 weeks ago

As the season struggles to change from everlasting summer to something like autumn, I think back to my friend Herb who died about a year ...

 

Pool: Reformation, 500 years on

2 months, 3 weeks ago

One of the reasons I enjoyed history as a boy is that I imagined myself being involved in the events I read about. I would ...

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