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turkey_ceiling.jpgI’m off to Ireland for four months and will be out of pocket for long periods of time. I have an idea for a novel I want to explore and will be assiduously avoiding the Internet while I work it out. If possible, I’ll keep a journal and will upload photos when I can. If I succeed in this, expect to see shots of London, Ireland, Berlin, and Paris.

While I’m away, feel free to read three of the stories I’ve listed on the left: “Feet of Clay,” “Love for Three Mangos,” and “Death in the Afternoon.”

A piu tardi!

December 29, 2007   1 Comment

Then She Found Me

helen_hunt.jpgI’ve never been a fan of Helen Hunt until I saw her adaptation of Elinor Lipman’s novel, Then She Found Me. Ms. Hunt wrote, directed, and starred in this gem of a film. Why is it so good? Well, Colin Firth and Bette Midler are excellent foils for Hunt’s character, a woman on the verge of being too old to have a baby, but who desperately wants one. Naturally, marrying the very funny Matthew Broderick (playing a mama’s boy at his deadpan best) is a great spur for everything that follows. It’s a film that touches all the right emotions.

December 29, 2007   1 Comment