The Circle by Dave Eggers My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is my first David Eggers book, for some reason, and I hate to say it but I’m disappointed. … Continue reading
Doesn’t it feel like something big is about to happen? I hate that feeling. Our “president” spoke last week of “the calm before the storm” while standing with military people. … Continue reading
I was reminded while writing my review of Graham Nash’s memoir that my favorite of the CSN and sometimes Y catalogue is the 1977 “comeback” album, CSN. Since it was … Continue reading
Monkeys don’t just groom on YouTube. Sometimes they even take a bath.
Rationality. Logic. Respect for facts over perceptions. Where does this leave us when the facts contradict the perceptions? I’m troubled by the latest Andrew Sullivan piece in New York magazine … Continue reading
Seems like a good time to report on my agent-hunting experience, now that I’ve been at it for three months and have queried fifty agents. I’m halfway to my goal … Continue reading
We were hiking along the American River on Saturday, at a stretch that was completely inundated by flooding last winter, when the rains were biblically torrential. Nature is resilient. If … Continue reading
They say the Constitution is not a suicide pact, but it’s sure starting to look like the Second Amendment is. Las Vegas joins the panoply of mass shootings in this … Continue reading