Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris reawakened my interest in Anais Nin. She was the flapper who decided to stay La Belle Époque at the end. (Oops, have I given it away?) I indulged in Noel Riley Fitch’s The Erotic Life and Anais Nin. Anais Nin was up to her haunted dark eyes in the […]
Take a look at how the downed old tree lifted the sidewalk, making it like a headstone. The upside is that I saw kids skate-boarding off of it. Joy can spring from mourning.
At the Huntington Arts Cinema, I thought I was hallucinating. http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/ A raccoon was wandering in the side yard. What was it doing out in daylight? The guy who sells refreshments told me that its mother was killed by a car and because the mother wasn’t there to nurse it during the day, the raccoon didn’t know it […]
Good Graces By Leslie Kagen Leslie Kagen’s latest novel, Good Graces, the sequel to her best-selling Whistling in the Dark, is a juicy, hilarious, salty, sexy grown-up version of Nancy Drew. You’ll be drawn in immediately by the O’Malley sisters, Sally and Troo and the whole Milwaukee neighborhood where, beneath the humor […]