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"This is the terrifying paradox of zealotry: no one hates humanity more than those who believe they know what's best for it."

Howard Jacobson

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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: “Writers in Love” warns about the dreadful impact of romance on the creation of good prose.

The Featured Essay: “It’s Cold” explains itself

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

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