The first time I ever mentioned – back in university nearly three decades ago – that I was interested in visiting France, my mother turned to me and was immediately harshly negative: “Are you nuts? They hate us.”
Remember Jane Austen, for one, certainly did not possess any degree; she barely even set a foot in what we consider a school.
Sadly, it appears that “the future” we had hoped for two decades ago, is over.
When I saw that retweeted into my timeline the other day, what was my reaction?
I could only think… here’s another idea: read a history book.
I do not agree with the increasingly common assertion that adult readers “need to see themselves” in a character in order to be interested in a book. In fact, I believe rather the opposite.
Bridge Street started to go into “night mode” during our meal, as people, particularly women, dressed up for a Saturday night out began to saunter by.
As a romantic fiction author, I could not resist addressing this here. This NYT article is primarily about a survey regarding attitudes when it comes to people interacting and socializing with those […]
Continuing our two week Puerto Rico “adventure,” on Wednesday we flew from San Juan here to Vieques Island (just off Puerto Rico’s east coast) by Cessna prop plane: Yes, really.
We’ve been watching the political-melodrama U.S. TV series Madam Secretary. But you don’t need to know the details of the program to get this post. I thought I’d use it as a […]
What do novelists do all day? My uncle had told me any writer gets asked that question regularly. So I thought that I’d try to explain what this one did … yesterday. […]
A new follower caught my attention the other day. She did so not so much because of her amazing blog. Rather, I was struck by her utter lack of one. In her […]
We drove down to north London yesterday to visit relatives: It being yet another Monday, it’s time to get back to work. I hope you’ll excuse a Christmas recollection, but it’s that […]
I had a haircut in the village yesterday. The woman who cuts it regularly has previously told me she’s 22 years old. She also has a half-brother who lives in the United […]
We don’t think a lot about it. But we have to remind ourselves how potentially dangerous spending too much time in front of screens may be. By midday Friday, I found myself […]
My wife and I ventured to Belfast for Saturday and Sunday. It was our first time there. It was also an eye-opening experience: