Quote of The Week

"Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it."

Lily Tomlin



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 month the pieces I will post here will be chapters from a book in progress called The Impossibility of Memoir. Here are the first two.

Topics of the Week

Writing Life: “On Being a Writer” revives some ancient memories about ambition and qualified success.

The Featured Essay: “The Future Lies Ahead” records the annual drama that comes with the purchase of a new diary.

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