Quote of The Week

"I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."

Mark Twain



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.

Topics of the Week

Writing Life: “Who Gets Published?” is a middle-aged complaint about the misery/glamor factor in publishing.

The Featured Essay: “The Wonderful Invention of Monsieur Poubelle” explains how a Frenchman saved us all from drowning in garbage.

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