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He's George Clooney, and you aren't

9 months ago, my wife and I left Florida for Nice, France, where we stayed for 10 days at a small but pleasant Airbnb apt on Rue Rossini.  1,076 more words

Satire

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves

Robert Graves (1895-1985) was from London and grew up to be a poet, don’t you know it, as well as an author, critic, and promoter of antiquity. 616 more words

History

New York was a Dream, a Memory, and a Haunting

Last weekend, I returned to New York for the first time in one year and nine months–the first time since moving back to the West Coast. 879 more words

Writerly

GQ: Bible 'Overrated'

Does it get more trivial than this?

I’m hard-put to think of many things more inconsequential, trivial, or sophomoric than Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine. Still, they made a stir a few days ago by including the Bible in a list of “21 books you don’t have to read,” calling God’s word “foolish” and “ill-intentioned” ( 271 more words

Religion

Will the real New York please stand up?

I’ve spent the week lying around, doing my best to recover from the debilitating lurgy that prevented me from making the planned trip back to London to surprise our youngest on his nineteenth birthday. 2,286 more words

New York Life

February Wrap Up/ March TBR

This is the time that I should be raving about all the brilliant books I read this month. But I can’t. I finished one book for university and have started reading two other books, but that’s it. 740 more words

Goodbye to All That

I’m alternating my reading of the Regeneration trilogy with books by some of Pat Barker’s real-life protagonists. Robert Graves shows up in Regeneration, getting Siegfried Sassoon before a medical board and then to Craiglockhart War Hospital after Sassoon published his declaration against the war. 465 more words

First World War