Eternity ShuffleBottom, Cuckolds, and The Descent of Man: Vlad the Impaler Dougies in Cambridge

This week I thought I’d write about one of our country’s great national pastimes – one that spans the centuries, gathers the family around its lush field of dreams, and courses through our very being. Now, those of you who don’t like sports or – more understandably –
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Sex, Thanksgiving, and The Selfish Gene

As I head off to Maine for Thanksgiving…and a reading/signing at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden, I recall that ‘Thanksgiving’ – the word and the event – appears three times in As It Is On Earth. No biggie there; seems like it should make an appearance in a story that has a bi
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A doff of the cap to E.O. Wilson

A doff of the cap to E.O. Wilson who’s book Consilience made a real impression a few years back…a respectful but negative one. In As It Is On Earth, Dean Alvah Frankel takes a page from that book. Frankel turns back to Miryam, his smile icy. “Consilience, young lady, what we cal
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