Tag Archives: Writing

Is this what passes for quality journalism these days?

Forgive me. There are so many provocations in the world that are sensible to resist – and here, now, I’m going to do the opposite. Blame Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize (either way, in 2016, do be sure to … Continue reading

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Creativity is Overrated

So much of The West Wing is, of course, unsurpassably excellent. But I especially like one early episode in which the ever-reliable, super-smart, amazing and handsome Sam Seaborne fucks up. I can’t quite remember how or why, but can’t get enough … Continue reading

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I’m Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

Hold on tight and take a deep breath – I’m about to introduce you to the fourth sentence of Virginia Woolf’s seminal novel To the Lighthouse. Ready? No. Too bad, I’m gonna do it anyway: “Since he belonged, even at the … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Book Review*

Never mind that for lunch today I ate Peruvian ceviche no more than a conch shell call from the Pacific Ocean. Never mind, either, that I’m writing this on a plane somewhere over Texas with a TV screen in front of … Continue reading

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