Monologue: The Taxi Driver in “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

Advertisements In which I give a background character (at best) a chance to shine Oh my God it is so cold. Pretty far from my ideal 6:53 a.m. Not that I minded driving twenty minutes out of our way right off the bat after this guy practically begged me to stop at his girlfriend’s place—theContinue reading “Monologue: The Taxi Driver in “Leaving on a Jet Plane””

Never Write a Hasty Review or You Will Live to Regret It

Advertisements In which I CANNOT let it be (naked) Last week I read Juliet, Naked, a novel by the illustrious Nick Hornby. It’s the third novel of his I’ve read (if you don’t count State of the Union as a novel), the first two being High Fidelity and About a Boy. Given that Hornby hasContinue reading “Never Write a Hasty Review or You Will Live to Regret It”

Clemens > Dickens

Advertisements In which I match, or mismatch, wits I just reread The Adventures of Tom Sawyer after quite a number of years, possibly predating the last time I read Huck Finn. Not only is the prose as precise and entertaining as ever, this time around has elucidated something I’ve long struggled with concerning certain contemporariesContinue reading “Clemens > Dickens”

Who Wants a Lover?

Advertisements • Who wants a lover this Valentine’s Day? Who wants a meaningless fling? Who wants a romance with no consequences, No major commitments, just minor offenses, No number, no text, and no ring?   Who wants a lover this fourteenth of Feb? Who wants a roll in the hay? Who wants next morning toContinue reading “Who Wants a Lover?”

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