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A Musical Interlude

With Chanucah starting tonight, it’s time to take a break from wars, terrorism and election politics and devote some time to those things which make life bearable – music, literature, things like that… 1,238 more words


"Both a Scientist and an Artist"

This quote came to me in the form of a Goodreads “Quote of the Day” email, so if you’re reading this and getting excited about the fact that I’m writing about James Agee, I’m sorry to inform you that I’ve never read anything by him aside from this quote. 347 more words



Today we take for granted that we can preserve our memories with a series of colorful photographs, but how long have people been able to do that?   955 more words


“Isn’t every human being both a scientist and an artist, and in writing of human experience, isn’t there a good deal to be said for recognizing that fact and for using both methods?”  – James Agee

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Astrid Allwyn, actress (1905-1978)

James Agee, author, journalist, poet, screenwriter & film critic (1909-1955)

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Epic Fail: Teaching Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Part One)

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the role of the assigned texts in my writing courses. The books and essays function, of course, as starting and focal points for class discussion (the role of discussion itself will be another topic for another day). 702 more words