The Back Room

With respect to Socrates, my unexamined life is not worth living. The front room is the face we show everyone but we hide our true self in the back room.

A Delicate Balancing Act

These are the thoughts on art.  My bride and I recently took in a play in New York City.  A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee.  I wrote about watching Who’s … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Letting a book into your head

20 years ago, when it was first published, I purchased Nathan McCall’s autobiography Makes Me Wanna Holler. I finally read it this weekend. There are many reasons to not read … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

New Tricks

My gorgeous wife made lamb and butternut squash tagine over couscous.  I washed it down with Guinness while we watched Tropic Thunder.  From the disturbing but excellent Robin Williams vehicle … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Hour Photo

Friday night.  Movie night.  An early dinner and a quick film.  We thumbed through my movie collection, offering small synopses of films she might like.  When her eyes alighted on … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

and the back room door creaks open

Writing on heavy topics has its merits.  I get satisfaction creating things more substantial than random thoughts of the day.  However, the emotional output can be overwhelming or the response … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

My bride and I watched another film last night.  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? We split our sides in laughter with Woody Allen the night before and rewarded ourselves having … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

My Annie Hall

I have seen Annie Hall many times.  Cuddling with my bride on our sofa (it’s a love seat but the term has never sat well with me) I watched it … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Practice, Practice, Practice

Every day I become a better writer.  Even if I don’t write.  A lot is coming from conversations I have with people or even web log post exchanges.  Today was … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

That awfully big room in our heart

So I dusted off this old chestnut in my collection called Baby Sister.  Some people in my family have read it.  Well-received by the small but supportive albeit biased audience … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

Let this weekend be one of rebirth

Let this weekend be one of rebirth.  Many things came to an end this week.  Finished one of my goals for the year, finished the final season of Burn Notice, … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

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