Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference—with words.
- Elizabeth Hardwick
Elizabeth Hardwick (born July 27, 1916) was a cofounder of The New York Review of Books as well as an accomplished critic, essayist, and novelist (The Ghostly Lover, The Simple Truth, Sleepless Nights). She was married to the poet Robert Lowell for a time, and toward the end of her life she wrote a biography of Herman Melville, with whom she had been fascinated her entire career.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
André Maurois (born July 26, 1885) is remembered for his eloquent biographies of literary giants, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Victor Hugo, George Sand, Honoré de Balzac, and Marcel Proust. The French writer (real name Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog) had a colorful life himself: He served in both world wars and was elected to the prestigious Académie Française.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Happy birthday, Michael Connelly! The award-winning novelist created this personal credo for his best-known fictional character, LAPD detective Harry Bosch. While in college, Connelly decided to study journalism after discovering Raymond Chandler’s detective stories. Working the crime beat in Florida and Los Angeles provided rich fodder for his later books—more than two dozen to date, with 60 million copies sold worldwide.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
DCI Banks, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, of the Yorkshire territory, is a very thorough investigator.
Naturally a crime is involved, however, we are spared from having to watch the gruesome action occur, unlike some series.
We really enjoy this series very much, and always look forward to when the library system is able to acquire the latest segments.
The cast is superb, and the countryside is amazing.
Hope you will give it a try.
Until today, I had not read an editorial by Rex Huppke, of the Chicago Tribune 7-20-16.
The editorial is titled "Apparent plagiarism only one part of bizarre, disturbing day".
Melania Trump has become the "poster girl" for teachers around the world, when writing, literature classes are studying plagiarism. The fallout from this event has placed blame on her speech writers, yet just days earlier she had been interviewed on tv - stating she "wrote it with as little help as possible"?????????????
Rex quotes Iowa Rep. Steve King's comments, which would certainly seem to create more tension between the "races". I would be ashamed to be from Iowa!
It would appear that "Trashmouth" was unable to find main stream celebrities (maybe he fired too many of them on his stupid program) that he had to come up with Antonio Sabato Jr., who stated "he is absolutely certain that President Barack Obama is a Muslim"!
Ah, to be a fly on the wall at the Pearly Gates when all these folks finally "meet their maker" to account for all their falsehoods and hatred!
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Dana makes a very good reason why "Trashmouth" must not be elected.
The headline for his editorial 7-17-16 is
"Too little room to list Trump's racial animus"
In it Dana states
"His "America First" campaign slogan was the name of the isolationist, anti-Semitic organization that opposed involvement in World War II."
The list goes on, and nothing points to "Trashmouth" being a positive influence on the running of our country.
So take a moment and peruse Dana's editorial today.
Friday, July 1, 2016
We watched this in 3 segments. Very intense.
A look at the world post 9/11. Setting between NYC, and Pakistan.
American academic is kidnapped in Pakistan, the CIA believes that Pakistani professor, Changez, is involved in the abduction. Changez had lived and worked in NYC for a Wall Street firm, and was moving up the ladder, been involved with an photographer, who "used" their relationship to further her career - she views it as expressing their love.
Changez returns to Pakistan, and then begins the "unraveling" of his life.
Different perspective of events from current world issues.
As stated, this is intense, yet we "enjoyed" this film.