Jesuit Impressions

This morning I’m reading the autobiography of Mark Twain, and I’m finding that the man is a rambler like me. Much to my relief. I am debating at the same time whether I should attend mass this morning, thinking about how it will be my first time going in more than two years. I’m thinking …

Resting winds on a morning in December

Reading some kind of wisdom from “The Four Agreements", written by a character out west who calls himself 'Don'.  The emphasis on personal power, that great potential of the human spirit through a shifting of the mind repeatedly reminds me of Tim Tebow, who through an increasing number of wondrous comeback victories has led the Denver …

‘The Way of the World’

‘The Way of the World’ came out four years ago when the ways of the world were somewhat different. For one it was just beginning its descent into economic chaos and Bin Laden was still alive. The book focuses mainly on international relations in the post 9/11 era and America’s role in a world that …

Last Train to Memphis

'Love Me Tender' is part of that rare breed of song that really cannot be sung by many others since it so greatly represents the man who did so first, and Elvis does sing it in a way that is indeed very tender, very vulnerable, almost as if the King was truly desperate for the …

Return to the board, nod to A. Rimbaud

Reading Rimbaud. A passage called Credo in Unam. The Gods lose love and they fall in love again. They are stuck in the stupor and bliss of the heavens, and yet they still experience human emotions. And this is the backdrop for the problems of the human world. Perhaps they are not problems, but merely …

The Prince of Frogtown

I remember when I met Rick Bragg two years ago at the Storyteller’s Summit Writer’s Workshop at the University of Florida. I explained to him that I was an aspiring filmmaker and also a great admirer of his work, which was true even though all I’d read was ‘Somebody Told Me’, an anthology of pieces …

the epic in progress

Maintaining this blog stands among my highest priorities, yet it is imperative that I continue to work on my story. Being that it will be my first substantial endeavor in narrative writing, it's funny that it should be an epic. Usually an epic is something that a writer builds up to within his or her …

John Adams

The book by David Mccullough may be just slightly better than the epic mini-series, which was on HBO two or three years ago and nothing short of awesome. Paul Giamatti might have been born to play John Adams while Laura Linney delivered as always in her portrayal of Mrs. Adams.Similar to the series, the book …

“It depends on who’s looking”

>"What do you look like?", he asks. There is nothing but static on the other end of the phone until he hears the voice whisper back softly. "It depends on who's looking." I've always been deeply interested in the unexplained, or more specifically, in the mysteries of the world that exist beyond the realm of …

Whirlwind Condition

Wow! That's right, I have a blog. Nice to know we're off to such a great start ladies and gentlemen (so far it's still just yours truly since I still have yet to invite anyone to the Quinby realm). At this moment I'd like to take a pause in memory of a blog I started …

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