Sunday, February 1, 2015

Listening to a Story

Life is busy at the moment. Working two jobs, moving house, trying to keep up with my writing obligations while my computer chooses to crash and burn -- all have conspired to make me give up one of the things I love most in this world. A good book. But then, I realized that life was providing me an answer.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Run and Plunge

It's 2015 and I have made my list of resolutions: exercise more, spend quality time with my family, and check more things off my bucket list. This morning, I accomplished all three.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Book Club: The World We Found

Going to university is life changing. One enters little more than a child and leaves very nearly an adult. The experience will form one’s personality in ways that continue to reveal themselves as one ages.

Friday, May 23, 2014

May Book Club: My Korean Deli

One of the joys of tending bar is meeting the people who come in. Once a month, a group of really smart, funny women would come in for their dinner before heading to our local bookstore for a book club meeting. It seemed like such a great time that I asked if I could join. They agreed and I tagged along for the first time this month.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fordham & Dominion Brewery

As I posted on Facebook, you know it's going to be a good day when you crack open your first beer before 10:00 in the morning.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Man With A Load Of Mischief

I had a terrible day Saturday, the kind of day that ended with floods of tears and glasses of scotch. I woke up Sunday and needed comfort. As usual, I found it in a book.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Great Gatsby

“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther... And one fine morning —


So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

I recently re-read The Great Gatsby. Universally acknowledged as one of the great novels in English, if not in any language, it is one of those rare books that truly deserves all the plaudits that come its way. Published in 1925, this nearly century old book tells a timeless story in a way that can (and has been) interpreted in an almost infinite variety of ways.