Daphne du Maurier Reading Week: Jamaica Inn (1936)

2020-05-12T10:37:29-05:00

I’ve muddled Frenchman’s Creek (1941) and Jamaica Inn for years. That’s why I started watching the 2014 mini-series of Jamaica Inn because I thought I’d read the book already; but, I hadn’t, so I stopped watching after the first episode. Now, at last, a great reason to sort out

Daphne du Maurier Reading Week: Jamaica Inn (1936)2020-05-12T10:37:29-05:00

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (3 of 4)

2020-04-13T16:37:21-05:00

O’Connor’s religiosity is inescapable. When she was studying at Iowa, she attended morning mass daily. In her prayer journal, she clearly requests spiritual intervention to guide her craft. While I do not gravitate towards the meditative passages and debates in her letters about her Catholicism – and often skim

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (3 of 4)2020-04-13T16:37:21-05:00

How I Met Colette #1920Club

2020-04-13T15:58:30-05:00

Shortly after I was old enough to peruse the magazines and newspapers that came to the houses of older family members, I discovered the wonders of the Columbia House Record Company and the Quality Paperback Bookclub via their advertisements. Both of these catalogue businesses offered tantalizing deals to new

How I Met Colette #1920Club2020-04-13T15:58:30-05:00

Here and Elsewhere: Copenhagen

2020-01-20T18:15:18-05:00

It’s easy to allow one’s world to get smaller, when one is overwhelmed by some of the sadness and struggle in this world; the opposite is also true, that it’s easy to expand your world under the same set of circumstances. A random spark, like this desk calendar by

Here and Elsewhere: Copenhagen2020-01-20T18:15:18-05:00