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The Oracle of Timbuktu: Remembering Kurt Vonnegut

on his 100th Birthday

I recently picked up Michael Asher’s book Death in the Sahara, about the 19th century French colonial expedition to chart a route for a railway line through the Sahara desert. The legendary city of Timbuktu was the intended destination of the ill-fated expedition. It got me thinking about Kurt Vonnegut, specifically his alliterative fictional…

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Editor of No Crime in Rhymin' and Language Lab | ..."come for the sarcasm, stay for my soft side"