Monthly Archives: June 2009

Chuck

There are deeper shows on TV, more complex shows, shows with tighter plot logic, possibly even better comedies … but none features as much pure, concentrated fun as “Chuck.”  It’s overflowing with joy, as if [the creators & writers] repeatedly … Continue reading

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Swimming with shackles off

I love swimming. I love it a lot. Tonight I swam 1143 meters (1250 yards), my longest swim yet in this whole training season. It was glorious. Mostly. Things that are not glorious about swimming: the bugs, leaves, blades of … Continue reading

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The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

(Originally posted at Kidliterate.) I was vaguely aware of The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt for a while. As in, I’d heard of it and seen its cover in stores and knew it was a 2008 Newbery Honor Book and was … Continue reading

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