Archive - July 31, 2014

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Addiction
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Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65) story in The New Yorker

Addiction

We’re hooked. We just watched another episode of House of Cards. I could sit and watch it for hours, but I’d feel guilty spending so much time sitting on my duff watching television. The thing is – we just signed up for Netflix, but the story of addiction began a couple of months ago before the start of the World Soccer Cup. My husband bought one of those “smart” TVs, the better with which to watch the soccer matches. With the World Cup behind us, my TV life returned to normal, which is an hour or so a day to keep up with the news on the Chilean channels and CNN, and “The Big Bang Theory” if I happen to catch it. When I heard our three granddaughters were coming to spend the day this week, I suggested to my husband we sign up for Netflix. The girls, on their . . .

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Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65) story in The New Yorker

Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963-65) has a new story in the August 4, 2014 issue of The New Yorker entitled, “Action” which is one of the stories in the collection  he will publish in October entitled, Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories. In the New Yorker John Updike is quoted as saying that  Mr. Bones exhibits Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination.” To pre-order Mr. Bones from Amazon.com, click on the book cover or the bold book title  — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support our annual writers awards.

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