Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Lives of the Muses, and the Artists They Inspired

Francine Prose Harper Collins, 2002 Prose is a writer. She can whip up descriptive sentences that flow like warm Belgian  chocolate until they are so rich, it’s necessary to pause and savor the flavor. A sample: “Rossetti’s squeamish circumlocutions and … Continue reading

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My Schizophrenic Salt Lake

The biggest Gay Pride Day Parade in the United States took place last week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Go figure. The sparkle, feather boas and stilettos were enough to lift the hairs on Brigham Young’s granite statue. It took … Continue reading

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Roughing It

Mark Twain A Signet Classic There are at least five reasons for skipping through or thoroughly reading Roughing It. The worst reason is it’s a classic which might mean you’ll run into a cheap used copy at a garage sale … Continue reading

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The Book is Out #3, Or Fear #3: People Will Read It

Forget Fear #1 and 2. People will read it and worse, they will have opinions. There is no limit to the number of people who will read it, starting with one. But even one person has opinions. From the day … Continue reading

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