Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I heard they're making this novel into a movie. I hope they keep in the good parts. I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing, but it was easy to find the best bits in the library copy I looked at because certain pages showed more wear and tear than others. Here's one well written passage:
He jerked her closer, to stifle the sight of his own shudder. His hands were going through the automatic motions of intimacy – and she complied, but in a manner that made him feel as if the beats of her arteries under his touch were snickering giggles.
Let us go away together, away from the anger and imperatives of men. We shall find ourselves a secluded bower where they dare not venture. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl. . . .
...The young woman was heavily powdered, but quite attractive, a curvesome creature, rounded at bosom and cheek. When she smiled, even her teeth seemed puffed and rounded, like tiny ivory pillows.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
I'm not a fan of most rap and hip hop, preferring "All You Need Is Love" to "Gangsta's Paradise"
Gangsta Rap in particular seems like it could be an insidious invention of the Klu Klux Klan, designed to promote young black men engaging in self destructive behavior and reinforce internalized racism and sexism. Still, the soundtrack of choice for some of the most destructive and murderous campaigns in history has been European Fine Art Music.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
It reminds me of the dilemma faced by President Reagan years ago when he visited a German cemetary:
- ▼ July (9)
- ► 2010 (29)
- ► 2009 (76)