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Charles's Latest Blogs

Oct.03.2009 - 2:45 pm
I haven't blogged in a while because a family obligation has recently been requiring a lot of time and mental energy--but I'm taking a breath now, and I want to write about that...
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Sep.16.2009 - 2:40 pm
I'm joining the entire Red Room community in writing a short blog post on this week's topic: "Forgiveness." We'll choose at least one of these blogs to be featured on...
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Sep.03.2009 - 5:35 pm
I'm joining the entire Red Room community in writing a short blog post on this week's topic: "Back to School." We'll choose at least one of these blogs to be featured on...
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Aug.26.2009 - 4:17 pm
 I'm joining the entire Red Room community in writing a short blog post on this week's topic: "Bad Manners." We'll choose at least one of these blogs to be featured on...
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Comments from Charles

Oct.08.2009 - 10:32 am
In response to: My Aunt Jerri
--for your comments and your thoughts. It is a sad time, but writing this blog entry really helped put me in a better...
Sep.27.2009 - 9:49 am
In response to: Ode to My Teeth
I loved the poem. An older relative whom I help care for recently had to have the last of her teeth removed--it was not...
Sep.27.2009 - 9:46 am
In response to: Saying Goodbye Without Saying Goodbye
This is profound and just incredibly moving writing. I read part of the entry aloud here at the Red Room offices, and...
Sep.27.2009 - 9:43 am
In response to: Two Dead Rabbit Tales
Thank you for sharing your writing on Red Room. This was a profound post--it made me think and gave me a chuckle--and...
Sep.14.2009 - 3:10 pm
In response to: What E-Books Can't Give Us
I have a beautiful antique copy of "The Scarlet Letter"--it is inscribed: A.G. Painter Christmas 1900 From His Wife I...

Published Reviews

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May.12.2004
Published by San Francisco Chronicle
"Upon arriving home from lunch with Charles Purdy I found a jumble of mail on the hall table, and so inspired was I by Purdy's philosophy of politesse that, instead of just...