Rita’s Corner: Watership Down by Richard Adams

Book 4 This story is a story about rabbits. Traveling rabbits. So beware, this isn’t your normal rabbit tail. (see what I did there?) Our story or tale starts off with a rabbit named Hazel, and his brother Fiver. Hazel is your normal every-day grass-eating rabbit. But Fiver on the other paw… is different. He’s… Continue reading Rita’s Corner: Watership Down by Richard Adams

A Meditation on Dying — Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer

"They say, ninety-one years old, it can't be helped. Almost they don't care, he's so old." These words appear on the first page of Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells. They are the words of Hiroko, Pico Iyer's wife, who calls him from Japan to tell him her father is dying. When we think… Continue reading A Meditation on Dying — Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer

Rita’s Corner: Antarctica, that cold place is in this book

!Disclaimer! This book is based on the expedition of Mr. Ernest Shackleton and the voyage of the Endurance. It is not exacly the same, only some parts are the same. Also the focus changes every chapter. Ex; Colin one chapter, Phillip the next, etc. Book 2 Antarctica: Journey to the Pole by Peter Lerangis (2000).… Continue reading Rita’s Corner: Antarctica, that cold place is in this book

Death and Grieving in Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard

"I feel at peace among these looming rocks, the cloud swirl and wind- whirled snow, as if the earth had opened up to take me in."page 159 The Snow Leopard (1978), could be criticized as misleading since this is not a book about the mysterious Leopard of the high altitudes of the Himalayas. The purpose… Continue reading Death and Grieving in Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard

The Purpose of Life: The Immense Journey by Loren Eiseley

Loren Eiseley is hard to pin down. He calls himself a "bone hunter," and a "naturalist." By profession he was an anthropologist. He has even been called a mystic. He is all of these things. Thankfully. He takes everything in and sifts through it offering us, as the bone does to him, little bits of wisdom.