Quote of The Week

"Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or evil but by people being fundamentally people.'"

Terry Pratchett

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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: “Comforting Routine” discusses how habit can get in the way of originality.

The Featured Essay: “Good Enough to Eat” is a celebration of the old-fashioned French marketplace.

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