A Dangerous Fantasy

I stumbled on this by British author and historian Leanda de Lisle on Twitter yesterday:

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Worried Novelist Walks Through Hitchin

Almost there. Actually, “there” is one of my multitude of tiny problems. 130,000 words and at the point where major changes are essentially impossible, I’m fussing now over single words and individual – but not quite exactly what I wished they were – sentences. It is that maddening creative moment when you the writer are […]

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“There’s The Girl”

A bit of an “unserious” post at times. It’s Wednesday. A brief change of pace. We sat through Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, on Sunday night. I like science fiction. I like superheroes. I like being entertained. But while watching too often I found myself asking: What the heck is going on? The film […]

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The Most Serious Action Of All

Our Christmas house guests have returned to London. They landed at Heathrow several hours ago. Fortunately, they got on the upstate New York roads and down to Newark Airport yesterday before…the snow hit: So we’re not really going anywhere today. And we have a few days of “peace” ahead here before we too have to […]

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The Holiday (Film)

What a ludicrous hour to be awake on a Sunday. We’re going to church early. Like many of you, we’ve been spending the weekend preparing for Christmas:

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“Why are you all saying ‘Casablanca’ so funny?”

While I’m here in the Catskills, Mrs. Nello is on a short trip to Morocco on airline business. She’d never been to the country before; and I’ve never been either. Based on what she’s seen of it so far, she told me by Facetime last night, she thought I’d like it. The destination for her […]

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“A black statue of a bird”

Yesterday was, I know, not the type of post you expect here. It’s Saturday. Let’s smile. Okay, I want you to name a classic film…. …No, no, hang on, not that one. Come on, I mean the title is right there! What kind of “challenge” is that?

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From The 17th Century Roof Space

Well, I got through sorting out all of the major furniture. Everything makes some “sense” now in the new house. All that remains are boxes here and there – and there are still quite a few. But the weekend is approaching, and it is starting to look like our home. Having again had enough of […]

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