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“A chance to build something”: Mad Men 7×13 – 7×14

I can’t believe I’m finished. It doesn’t feel like I am, because the end wasn’t very conclusive – the show’s over but their stories aren’t. Some of the suspense was taken away for me because I knew what the ending would imply for Don, but I didn’t know the context, and I knew nothing about any of the other characters. 2,385 more words


Marianne Debouzy, "L’irruption du matérialisme: Theodore Dreiser"

Marianne Debouzy, ‘L’irruption du materialisme – Theodore Dreiser’

The downloadable PDF file posted here is comprised of a chapter from Marianne Debouzy, La Genèse de l’Espirit de Révolte dans le Roman Américain 1875-1915… 54 more words

Theodore Dreiser

"The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007, Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles)

Grade B +

Manny’s Movie Musings: Taking place immediately after the end of “The Bourne Supremacy,” “The Bourne Ultimatum” once again stars Matt Damon as the ex-spy whom the CIA just can’t leave alone.   199 more words


Novel Ideas: And How Does That Make You Feel?

Hello again, friends. It’s finally time to tackle every writer’s favorite subject these days: mental illness. A lot of writer’s writers tackle this subject ad nauseum, so I think it’s only fair to cover more than just the memoirists. 1,116 more words

Shea, Fisher, politics, and the Catholic Media

We note at the outset that we did not follow either Mark Shea or Simcha Fisher all that closely. This will surprise no one, but we probably were not the target audience or the ideal reader for either of them. 1,659 more words


criticism . . .

Criticism is sometimes hard to take but it can be invaluable. Depends though on how we react to it. I asked some acquaintances to read the beta-version of my book, “Uncommon Hours” this summer. 877 more words

Life & Spirit

Is your company ‘design-capable’?

If you have to prove the value of design, you’re not in a design-capable company! Some tips on getting good design done in your organisation. 1,610 more words