Quote of The Week

"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."

Somerset Maugham



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: “The General Reader” goes in search of this mythical creature, much loved by reviewers and publishers..

The Featured Essay: “Forgotten Friends” reflects sadly on how people we knew vanish into the fog of memory..

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