Quote of The Week

"Humor is what happens when we're told the truth quicker and more directly than we're used to.'"

George Saunders



In the age of tweets, twitters and texts a web page featuring complete sentences is obviously on a par with the manual typewriter and the quill pen. This is very old fashioned stuff indeed, and I have reached an age where I need make no apology for it. If you enjoy these essays and random observations please let me know. If there is nothing but a great silence out there in cyberspace I will have to assume that you are stunned with admiration.

For the next few weeks or months the pieces I will post here will be chapters from a book in progress called The Impossibility of Memoir. Here are two more.

Topics of the Week

Writing Life: “Words and Music” tells about the author’s twenty years as a classical music radio host.

The Featured Essay: In “Stories of my Life” DB regrets that his resume seems to be getting shorter.

Podcasts: If you like following things you can follow the URL below for a link to my podcasts.