Monday, January 06, 2020
Things That Are Making Me Happy
The Fuhrer is making our lives the thing of nightmares but we will try to find joy. These last years is an example of how much harm can be done in very little time if power is concentrated and people are lied to.
Read 80% of Briar Patch and had no desire to finish it. Very disappointed because I believe I liked Ross Thomas in the seventies and eighties. Eighty percent through and I knew almost nothing about the sister who died and brought the protagonist back home. A series of meetings with various players stood in for plot. Tell me I am wrong. Now I have started a memoir of Vivian Gornick. Megan has the idea I can jump start my writing by doing a memoir. Hard to find any voice much less my own.
Three movies UNCUT GEMS (again), SYNONYMS (Israeli-French), and BOMBSHELL. BOMBSHELL wasn't bad but I did find it hard mustering up sympathy for Fox News women. Wrong, but there it is. Why are they shocked that men who work at Fox would hit on women? Still the acting was fine and the story told well enough.
Celebrated by birthday quietly. The weather is eerily good for January.
Finding nothing much on TV to watch. Other than DARE ME, of course.
What are you up to?