Sunday, September 24, 2017

6:48 p.m.

Little d played a clever game of backgammon with just enough derring-do and luck to beat me by one solitary blot. I enjoy the close ones and don't mind losing a hard fought, close battle. And then all three of us coconuts, at the urging of the youngest charmer, went for a walk where we collected yesterday's mail. Now I'm settling down to read When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris with a Jack & Coke at the ready.

Dorothy On Writing

“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”—Dorothy Parker

Autonomous Author Predicts

How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the Future.

Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk (HD FULL ALBUM)

At This Moment...

Morning shards: into homestretch on my Margaretha Zelle article. Then bracing black tea ahead of the Sunday papers. Music: 65's Solo Monk.

80 Years Later: The Hobbit

What J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Hobbit still has to offer, 80 years after its publication