Category Archive: books

Feb 14

The Bathroom At Connie’s Wedding

If your significant other loves “The Godfather,” hold onto that person like she’s Khartoum’s head.

Feb 29

“Go Set A Watchman” Is A Blood Diamond in the Rough

Sometimes the next thing that happens just isn’t that interesting to everyone else, Scout.

Nov 24

How I Lived To Be 46

46 is the least-popular 2-digit multiple of 23, but I’m making it look good.

Sep 09

Editing Eliot: A Prufrock Challenge

Do mermaids each peaches? Or just salmon?

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Apr 17

This Inhuman Place: So Long, Brad Moore

We’re up in the balcony of the Lowell High School Auditorium, Brad Moore and I, and we’re leaning over the side as we watch the LHS band (my sister is on clarinet) accompany the Spring production of “Oklahoma!” It’s May of 1980 and Brad is telling me about the Dead Boy. The Dead Boy is …

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Feb 03

Harper Lee Announces “Mockingbird” Sequel

“It’s Not A Re-Boo,” Author Says

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Dec 16

Jingle Balrog

We’re not really a Bible-believing family, so when my daughter asked me what Christmas was like in the deep places of the world, I had to consult “The Lord of the Rings.”

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Jun 23

Winnie the Pooh Is A Horrible Role Model

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” ? A.A. Milne, “Winnie the Pooh” Something happens when adults tell stories to children other than their own. We’re aware of a restless, judgmental audience who at the same time we don’t need to feed and dress. That is why …

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Jan 08

“Space Oddity,” “Major Tom,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Hallo Spaceboy” — David Bowie, Peter Schilling

“I’ve never done good things. I’ve never done bad things. I never did anything out of the blue.”

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Oct 02

Wisdom from A Chicken-Head: “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Sacred Fools Theatre, Los Angeles, through October 19 Directed by Jaime Robledo, Script by Edward Einhorn, based on the book by Philip K. Dick Starring Eric Curtis Johnson, Emily Kosloski, Lynn Odell, Corey Klemow, Kimberly Atkinson, Marz Richards, Bruno Oliver, Rafael Goldstein, Mandi Moss

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