Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lonely Highway 50: We take a detour

by cheri block The lonely road isn’t so lonely, especially when The Judge decided that it would be fun to listen to all 27 disks of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and we are! In The Fountainhead, we meet Howard Roark, an … Continue reading

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Lonely Highway 50: Southern Nevada through Utah

by cheri block The dry and endless desolation that I had expected in Nevada never materialized and this morning, as we headed southeast from Ely, Nevada (birthplace of Patricia Nixon) on a sparsely traveled road, we feasted on some of … Continue reading

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Lonely Highway 50: California and Nevada

by cheri block On our way out of California, up Highway 50 out of Sacramento, we stopped at an old lodge  that has seen better days. On the way to the counter (bar) for lunch, we passed several things that … Continue reading

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My Thesis, Entry Two: On writing well…one critic’s view

by cheri block I’ve been reading a number of essays on Kafka  and today, I came across a provocative paragraph written by David Constantine, a German language and literature professor who retired from Oxford in 2000. He writes about Kafka’s … Continue reading

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To Bogard

by cheri block I am one of the lucky ones who spent many a childhood summer and winter at stunning Lake Tahoe. Because my adventures there began when I was just ten years old, most of what I remember about … Continue reading

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