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Waking from Dream to Dream

The cuckold’s fury overslept
Alarm blaring like a mad siren
Thunder rolling silently in sleep.
Rage like a loaded gun on fire is
A wolf gnawing through its own… 36 more words


Weekend reading

I had a quiet weekend and spent a good part of it reading Marilynne Robinson’s new novel Lila. 

In this third novel that takes place in the town of Gilead, Robinson revisits the characters we have met in the earlier books ( 194 more words

"I can't look at everything hard enough."*

Last week I watched The Ghost and Mrs. Muir  (1947) and cried through much of it. Then this weekend I watched Our Town (1940) and wept through the entire third act.   325 more words

Double Indemnity (1944)

Double Indemnity (1944).  A great film, one of my favorites.  A good review but how do you not mention the main reason the movie was a standout in the film noir genre?   36 more words

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Just finished reading the much talked about novel “One hundred Years of Solitude” by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. Must admit that I could not make much head and tail! 641 more words


Dedication to a mountain

I was reminded recently that Herman Melville dedicated Pierre: or, The Ambiguities to a particular mountain, which I saw every day when I was a student at Williams College. 244 more words