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). […]

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 […]

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.

To Life! _Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal_ by Rachel Naomi Remen

Remen, Rachel N., Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. The Berkley Group, NY. 1996. I checked this book out of the library because someone I knew, had been diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 4. I thought since Rachel Remen had dedicated so much of her life to working with people who were in the late […]

Is Man “the beast that cannot learn?”: Loren Eiseley’s The Unexpected Universe

“A Harvest/HBJ Book” 1969. “What is it that we are a part of that we do not see, as the spider was not gifted to discern my face, or my little probe into her world?”page 54 Unless one writes works of fiction, most books are a collection of essays held loosely together by an intention […]