Year Archive for 2013

Back to life, back to school…

It’s autumn. Or autumn-ish.

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If I haven’t been blogging…

It’s ‘cuz I’ve been WRITING. And reading, too. I’ve recently torn through I Claudius, The Accursed (Joyce Carol Oates), Mr g (Alan Lightman), The Death of King Arthur (Peter Ackroyd, after Malory), Henry V, Antony and Cleopatra, and probably something else that I’ve forgotten. Now I’m tearing through Song of Achilles, a modern novel from […]

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Why So Miserables? – Part 2

Okay, okay. Yes, it’s true: there’s stuff stuff that doesn’t really work in Les Miserables.

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Why So Miserables? – Part 1

After my initial excitement for the film version of Les Miserables – an excitement based upon nothing but my love for the musical and from the early trailers – I grew a bit nervous about what I would see on the screen.

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2013: On Dixie cups and Bean Sprouts

I’m not one for resolutions, but I do think a New Year is a great time to plant things and watch them grow. Of course, you can’t just toss some beans in dry soil and watch sprouts grow. You need to nurture the things you’ve planted, water them, give them light and air – and […]

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