Quote of The Week

"I have all my life long been lying in bed till noon, yet I tell all young men, and I tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good."

Samuel Johnson



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: “It’s the Thought That Counts” reflects on an unwelcome truth from the pen of Montesquieu.

The Featured Essay: “The Ghost in the Machine” wonders why we believe that inanimate things have soul.

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