My grandmother is long gone. My mother is now too. My dad remains – and I know I shall miss him terribly whenever he too is gone.
What nationality would you be if you could not be what you are? Do you ever *think* you’d like to be someone else, and from somewhere else?
Georgian English writers, and their American counterparts, loved to use elongated, and complicated, often windy, paragraphs, and had a habit, of employing commas, all over the place.
I find myself increasingly wanting eventually to write something that includes India. What I consider a major hurdle, however, is I have never been there.
Following on from yesterday’s post (on the short story I’m writing, Conventions, and Amazon’s samples), I thought I would link to Amazon Kindle samples of my earlier novels as well. Doing so […]
I have been away from here for a few days, I know. I’m working on that short story. If I’m “missing” for a time, I’m usually found perhaps briefly over on Instagram, […]
The other day we watched Steven Spielberg’s 2015 film, Bridge of Spies. You may know it stars Tom Hanks, playing the idealistic American he can portray so well. The film also well-conveys […]
Last I read, there are an estimated 250,000 (non-military) Americans living here in the United Kingdom, about 100,000 of whom are in London. There have always been Americans here, though. What has […]
My 19 year old niece is at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She would like to write LETTERS! Younger people these days… I posted that to Instagram yesterday as I began […]
A second post in one day? I know, amazing! But I couldn’t mix this with the previous one, really. As I wrote the other day, I’m flying to New York tomorrow. Heading […]
I’ve again been spending way too much time in the eighteenth century. (An American and an Englishman walk into a Paris coffeehouse in 1792 and meet an Irishman…) Our present always needs […]
A couple of months ago a mutual friend put me in touch with a poet in Cambridge. Tracey, the poet, is also a self-confessed “techno-phobe.” Nonetheless, she is hoping to see her […]
Today is about celebrating our fathers in their infinite variety and incalculable impacts on our lives. I had been thinking of what to say. However, every time I started writing I gave […]
Hello from northeastern Pennsylvania! I had a good flight over to the U.S., to Newark, NJ (just across the river from Manhattan). It was – thankfully – a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which […]
Prepping for my trip to America next week, I’d had a FaceTime with my father yesterday. He said that the priest who’d overseen my mother’s funeral has been reassigned after almost five […]