Chaplinesque

Ever since my son Jude was old enough to watch movies, we’ve had pizza party movie night. Usually weekly. Usually Friday. Most recently, he did a throwback dance and chose Wall-e, during which many fond memories of toddler Jude cascaded through my mind. But, I was also reminded of how good a film it is.Continue reading “Chaplinesque”

Killing Time at the Tate

Brand new poem, ode to my favorite art museum…but there’s more Killing Time at the Tate Visiting the Tate Modern For the umpteenth time Like all my London shows Kipping at Luna Simone Taking the tube from Pimlico Hours before soundcheck Always killing time Years flash by like reveries Young – love hope beaming TheContinue reading “Killing Time at the Tate”

Colorful Forgiveness Dreams

Happy New Year!   Maybe it’s just a man-made calendar system we’re looking at, but why not turn the page and think, yes, this is the year that will be the best year ever?  No regrets! In an interesting tale, Jude and I were at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville over the holidays, looking at ChristmasContinue reading “Colorful Forgiveness Dreams”

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”