Really enjoyed a local production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, which is more powerful now than ever. Well, at least as powerful now as ever.
Happy to have lunch with some old friends that have been going through the same sort of hard times we have but have not let it beat them down. Janet was a professor of folklore before her retirement. Andrea, a professor Italian. It was fun to compare recent reads, movies, tv, trying to stay away from the BIG TOPIC. And fun to hear they are having their first grandchild soon. The parents have not asked the sex, which I find incomprehensible. Why talk about the baby as it when you could take about it as she or he?
How about you?
Oh, and this from Ken Bruen.
Patricia Abbott's collection of stories are just electric
In any collection there are usually a few duds.
The short story form is perhaps the most difficult to achieve artistry in
PA joins the very select few
Frank O Connor
who has not only mastered this art but brought something entirely new to the genre
A dark captivating compassion.
gra go mor