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Summer Reading List: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I confess this blog has been woefully neglected over the last six months. Training for the US Barista Championship took up quite a bit of my already limited spare time, and I felt a greater responsibility to keep readers of … Continue reading

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Istanbul Memories of a City

I’m sure why I waited this long to read Orhan Pamuk’s memoir about his life and the city that shaped it, but I’m glad I did. After living here for a cumulative year and a half (between my two stints here) … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Some excerpts from Walden: “I can not believe our factory system is the best mode by which men may get clothing. The condition of the operatives is becoming every day more like that of the English; and it cannot be wondered … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Brothers Karamazov

It took me a year and a half, but I finally finished The Brothers Karamazov.  The book was immaculate, but alas after cutting my literary teeth on modern and contemporary literature its sheer size and detail was a bit daunting … Continue reading

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