Dianne Foster

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Ort: USA
Geburtstag: 11. Mai
In eigenen Worten:
Retired, I mostly wrote reviews about books on the topics of gardening and birds until about 1999. The photograph shows one of the parrots who live with me. I have kept parrots for over a dozen years.

I have life-long interests in animal husbandry (birds, and dogs) and gardening.


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Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (Amelia Bedelia (Harpe&hellip von Peggy Parish
My granddaughter Rita is helping me write this review. She says this is one of her favorite books, and she recommends it to other kids. Rita read this book when she was in first grade. She's in second grade this year.
Rita says the story starts when the familiy is going on a camping trip. She says Amelia's Dad says "Let's Hit the Road" and and Amelia picks up a stick and starts hitting the road. Amelia seems to always get things wrong. When they get to the campsite she falls in the river and her clothes are all wet.
But one day, Amelia's Dad forgets his own birthday, so Amelia Bedelia makes a cake and fancy dinner for him. And the family starts singing… Mehr dazu
The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected E&hellip von Leon Wieseltier
4.0 von 5 Sternen Relevant moral issues...., 1. August 2000
On Sunday 7/30/00, The New York Times carried a review of "The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent" -- an article by Edward Rothstein entitled, "Dated? Perhaps, But His Insights Remain Powerful" -- Rothstein's insights are useful and I agree with most of them, but I found more than Rothstein had space or inclination to address.
Trilling's essays cover the core moral issues 19th and early 20th century writers addressed--fascism, communism, pornography, evil, the nature of beauty, the existence and nature of God. While the book focuses on the thoughts and writing of mostly dead white males (and Jane Austen), the struggle continues, and we all have a moral… Mehr dazu
Mansfield Park (Modern Library) von Jane Austen
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I don't know what book the other reviewer read, but it couldn't have been "Mansfield Park." "Mansfield Park" is a political satire according to some, and I think there's reason to believe this assessment. According to Jane Austen, "Mansfield Park" is about ordination (some dispute here, but she wrote it in a letter). Ordination comes from the word "order" and given the events in Europe at the time order was a major issue.
Jane Austen's father had 'interests' in the West Indies from which he derived income, and he was very pleased the British Government (Tories) defended these colonies and kept them from joining in the American… Mehr dazu