Hemingway was my first literary hero. He wrote the way people talked. Brief, blunt, and brave. I consumed his novels as a teenager the way I would finish off a pizza. I couldn’t put it down. “The Sun Also Rises”… Read More ›
“Sparkling, polished, shining, clever, cheerful, colourful, astute, brilliant, sunny, glorious, translucent, distinct and clear” I have accumulated a lot of squares in prparation for this moment. Now, it’s unveiling time!
By now, everyone knows I love old movies. I take special delight in the early 1930s stuff where you see stars and character actors while they were very young and just establishing their screen personae. Barbara Stanwyck is a particular… Read More ›
It was a beautiful day and the temperature broke records for the day. It won’t last. We already know that. It will be colder tomorrow and colder still by Monday when it will be below freezing (again). But today was… Read More ›
I don’t believe we can look at the sound and fury of the past week and a half while still clinging to the idyllic notion that we’re “the cradle of liberty.” Not anymore. The phlegm from my nasty head cold… Read More ›