Wordsmith of The Week
“Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything,” Willa Cather’s Shadow On The Rock.
Random Thoughts and Observations
No one can sell crazy to my family. This week my family received the patent letter from the federal government. The letter makes it official. Everyone else is ten steps behind my family when it comes to brining the crazy. There is nothing like Southern fried insanity. The following is a tribute to my nose. Since birth, I have owned my brass section. No one on this planet has my schnoz. I can...
Loose Change for Literature
Every day I am hustling for nickels, dimes and quarters. So I am looking under the furniture for change. I need the coins buy another book. I am becoming a bargain hunter for books. Finally, I am sharpening my garage sale shopping skills. The following is the method to my madness. Recently, I discovered that people give their unwanted books to local libraries. The regional libraries in...
The Journey of the Mind
The mind is in its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven by John Milton.
The Status of American Political Leadership
“Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books. And there is some evidence they cannot read them either,”Gore Vidal from Michael Dirda’s article in The Washington Post.