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This subgenre called 'cozy murders'--Isn't this a rather bizarre concept?

Tell me again--How did Morning Joe never pay any price for dead intern in his Congressional office?

It was never even on national media.

Yet at same time a female intern working for a dem Congressman disappears, and it's headline news for weeks. When her body is found in a DC? park, the event is discussed for weeks, and he's suspected of killing her in the aftermath of an affair gone bad. He loses his seat.

Oh, of course, good ol' Joe is a GOPer.

And now in the guise of a sincere Evangelical, Joe lectures Franklin Graham on public proclamations re Christian moraity.

Trump's DoD has decided NOT to renew contract with the Jason's, about 40 scientists for national sec

They have security clearances and are consulted on science and national security. The group has existed for about 60 yrs.

Found this evening in extensive post/discussion at balloon-juice.com.

What are your favorite Dickens' novels? I'll start with Nicholas Nickleby. Then--

Bleak House, esp the scene of the woman sitting in Chancery Court waiting yrs for a verdict. Parts reminded me of Kafka's The Trial. I thought I had the start of a great research project. Then I learned someone had already followed up on Kafka's acknowledged admiration of Dickens. Siiigh!

Also like Little Dorrit. The picture of children being born and growing up in debtors prison is haunting

Also like Our Mutual Friend. The dustman and his piles of dust, the Podsnaps, the man looking for his missing amputated arm in a junk store.

We read A Tale of Two Cities in HS. It has lasting images, but if that were the only Dickens novel I had read he wouldn't be a favorite author.

I read David Copperfield on my own when I was in HS. It's a powerful book, but I found it very sad in parts. Unlike my favorite Dickens' works I have never been able re-read it.

Have you read Kim? What did you think of it?

I tried several times over the years to read it. Finally after many years I read it and found it intriguing.

I think for many literary works you have to be at the right place in your life to grasp, much less enjoy, them.

Did you have to read The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock in school?

We had to read it in freshman English in college.

For 4 yrs you could crack up a group by intoning 'In the room the women come and go talking of Michaelangelo.'

Does anyone really like Nathanial Hawthorne novels? Eg, The Scaret Letter, House of the 7 Gables?

Maybe had to read them in HS. If so, I totally blocked them out of my memory.

Does anyone really like Wordsworth's poems? I got turned off by some had to read in HS

April 19, 1995--OKC bombing. April 20, 1999--Columbine. September 11, 2001--9/11.

Notre Dame fire reminds me of August 1993 when the covered bridge at Luzern was burned down

IIRC the bridge was built in the 14th century.

I'm glad I've had the chance to visit both wonderful treasures.
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