Greene and Parenthood

Reading Graham Greene’s “Our Man in Havana,” this past week, I ran across this lovely passage, which says it better than anyone could. The main character is speaking of his daughter: “….he couldn’t afford the time not to love. It was as if he had come with her a little way on a journey thatContinue reading “Greene and Parenthood”

Hammett and Writing

Lots of blogs talk about books people have read, movies they’ve seen, music they’ve heard. We’re awash in pop culture commentary, I suppose. I just don’t have the time, myself. But, I DID manage to read a new novel recently, which I highly recommend. It’s called Hammett Unwritten and it’s by Owen Fitzstephen. It turnsContinue reading “Hammett and Writing”

Record Store Day – April 20, 2013

Hey folks – My son, Jude and I went to record store day and wound up on the news: http://www.wkrn.com/story/22033405/music-fans-celebrate-record-store-day A friend reminded me that the voiceover talks about how vinyl is making a comeback, appealing to both the young and old. His point was that I’m the “old” in this equation. Thanks, pal. Anyways,Continue reading “Record Store Day – April 20, 2013”

Speaking of Hitchcock (Following up on the Last Post)

Speaking of Hitchcock (3/10/2013) Recently, the Becourt Theater held an Alfred Hitchcock fest, 24 films in 23 days from the Master of Suspense. Jude had seen a couple of favorites at home, but he’d never viewed any on the big screen. So, I had to take him. Our busy schedule allowed for “Vertigo,” “Spellbound, “Continue reading “Speaking of Hitchcock (Following up on the Last Post)”