Recursion (@Blake Crouch) Review

I was trolling for something to listen to as I commute between Houston and San Marcos. I was done for the moment with non-fiction, having just finished the truly excellent Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin ( @aglafley and @rogerlmartin - seriously, if you're a business person, read this … Continue reading Recursion (@Blake Crouch) Review

Dramatis Personae Part Deux: ShaChri “Feral Daughter” Patel

Of all the characters in the book, Feral is the most fun to write. She’s American born of Indian parents. Parents who have become very Americanized, but still hold to some of their Hindu traditions and still speak with a bit of an accent. ShaChri’s mother, Puja, wanted very much for her daughter to grow … Continue reading Dramatis Personae Part Deux: ShaChri “Feral Daughter” Patel

English as a second language

I read an interesting blog last night by Beyza Çitak about struggling to learn English (blog link). I can relate. I don’t speak English. I speak American. The “English” speaking world tries to make everyone think that the language spoken by English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, Indians, Singaporans, Kenyans, Bermudans, and Americans … Continue reading English as a second language