Month: April 2011

I get some writing done by deleting some writing programs.

art, etc. / Ephemera / writing

This makes sense if you think about it. Many word processors and text editors are out there now that are geared to the person writing a novel or a screen play — actually I think there are about three programs as well as any number of Word templates that are geared to screenwriters alone. There’s just this pernicious belief that if you have a certain writing program, that it will automatically make you a better […]

Vaguely aware that I should turn on the TV early this morning


Pried my eyes open around six this morning, remembering that there was something I wanted to do, or see. Fell back to sleep with the cat. Only remembered to turn on the TV at seven, and got to see the exit from the Abbey. This seems to have been quite enough of the Royal wedding for me. I’m sure I’ll be bombarded with clips of the event on CNN and the like. So here I am, one […]

Reading now — April 27, 2011


I never have only one book going. The more or less current ones: The Help, by Kathryn Stockett [I’m finally reading what everyone else already has] A House For Mr. Biswas, by V. S. Naipaul The Trinity Six, by Charles Cumming [everyone needs a spy thriller now and then] The Hakawati, by Rabih Alameddine A Savage Peace, by Ann Hagedorn [President Wilson was definitely not the idealistic architect of world peace that Mrs. Liebich, the […]