About

I try to read a book a day. I also try to make $1000 in the stock market each trading day–but that doesn’t always work out. I don’t have a cell phone (they’re instruments of the Devil) and I despise “Call Waiting” (which is cutting in line). As of December 30, 2016 I’ve Retired from a 40-year teaching career as a College Professor. I am dedicated to finding a Good Home for the 30,000 books in my basement.

20 thoughts on “About

  1. Nell Hambrick

    Hi George…. Something made me think of my mother, Ellen Nehr, and her love of DAPA-EM. I thought I would search and found the site where it was said it had ended in 2011. I read the comments mentioning my mother and the list of the members of whom so many were dear friends of her. I remember the days when it came in the mail. Believe me, she was not to be disturbed while she eagerly read it.

    The thing that made my husband and I start talking about this was seeing some stained glass artwork on Pawn Stars this evening. About 24 years ago, I had a lady I met at a craft show make a small stained glass hanging for a Christmas present for my mom. It said, DAPA-EM with a knife dripping blood between the words. After she died, I think my dad said he sent it to Art Scott. Would you happen to have his email address? I am just wondering if he still has it.

    Nell (Nehr) Hambrick

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    1. Wolf Böhrendt

      Hi George!
      I thought I’d put the following remarks here since they would be OT at your currents comments:

      I’m so happy to have found a “similar soul”, had to read half a year (almost) of your entries, especially since I’m a big SF fan (you already know that) and also admire the USA (in a way – not everything), especially the music and (some of) the films. Here in Southern Germany near the Black Forest it’s been raining all day so I had time enough while my wife read some SF on her new kindle …
      Please keep up the good work!

      wolfi

      PS:
      There are a lot of uncanny similarities – like you I’ve been using a CPAP machine for many years …

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      1. george

        Wolf, you’ll find a lot of similar souls on this blog. And, you’ll find some great diversity, too! Without my CPAP I wouldn’t be around right now.

  2. JAMES F O'NEIL

    Searching for material on one of my favorite writers, Joseph Epstein, I found your site by Google images. How “accidental” is that? As I get older, he gets better. I, too, discovered him through American Scholar. In fact, he even answered a letter I sent him, in my best cursive. I hold his postcard reply, in cursive, precious. PS:I tried C-PAP for nearly two years. I now hate it…. Please take a look at my WordPress site. You will not be disappointed. Jim

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    1. george

      James, I’m a huge fan of Joseph Epstein! I’ve read all of his books. I’ll be reviewing his A LITERARY EDUCATION SOON. I have some correspondence with various writers. It’s always a thrill when they respond. And, some have commented on this blog so that’s great, too! I’ll check out your blog.

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      1. JAMES O'NEIL

        I tried your email, but it came back. I thought you would like to read this:
        Dear Mr. O’Neil,
        I was able to download it after all. The blog is nicely written, and very pleasing to me, its subject. I’m most grateful to you.
        Best, Joseph Epstein
        > From: joseph Epstein
        > Date: September 6, 2016 8:24:06 AM CDT
        > To: glassings1225@hotmail.com
        > Subject: Re: [Axios Press] Visitor email: Making Contact with Joseph Epstein
        > Dear Mr. O’Neil,
        >
        > Alas, I was unable to download your blog. Is there any form in which you can send it to me.
        >
        > Best wishes, Joseph Epstein
        >
        >
        > On Sep 6, 2016, at 8:19 AM, Jody Banks wrote:
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        >> Joe,
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        >> Just forwarding this to you as requested by Mr. O’Neil.
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        >> Jody
        >> Axios Press
        >>
        >> —–Original Message—–
        >> From: axiosin@host26.registrar-servers.com
        >> [mailto:axiosin@host26.registrar-servers.com]
        >> Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2016 1:15 PM
        >> To: info@axiosinstitute.org
        >> Subject: [Axios Press] Visitor email: Making Contact with Joseph Epstein
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        >> From: JAMES F O’NEIL
        > Subject: Making Contact with Joseph Epstein
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        >> Message Body:
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        >> I would appreciate your sending an email to Mr Epstein with my blog address
        >> and email address. Also I am including two links to blogs that I have
        >> published. I have just finished reading A Literary Education. I agree the
        >> book is well bound and handsome. Thank you. blog =
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        >> [Who Is Joseph Epstein? Should I Care?]
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  3. Wolf Böhrendt

    George, I tried to comment several times but got an error message from wordpress – now I’m trying here.
    Ignore/delete this if the error is fixed.

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    1. Wolf Böhrendt

      George, the same problem today – can’t post a comment on “hip pain”. Got any idea what’s wrong?

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  4. Francesca

    First and foremost congratulations on retirement. I’ve been meaning to get into contact with you so I hope this gets to the right place. Email me back when you get the chance!

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  5. Abbey Hamilton

    Hello Mr Kelley:
    My friend and Companion in Trouble (re old books) Jim Melsna sent me a link to your MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERIES page since we had been discussing them, and I’m very glad to have “found” you, yet another bookcrazy retiree with never enough books in their life. -grin- Just wanted to say thank you, and Keep Up the Good Work re. reviewing, etc.

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