"It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way." Ernest Hemingway The Honorless Prophet About fifty years ago, there was a running joke in movies and books and television about the unfinished Great American Novel. The punch line was usually an image of … Continue reading The Honorless Prophet
"Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard." John Steinbeck Cats and Critics How could I not see Cats? The critics mostly hate it and the audience mostly loves it. Kinda, sorta. When things get this mixed up, you have to go see it and judge for … Continue reading Cats and Critics
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” Octavia E. Butler So, How About Writing? Hello again. First of all, big grats to my brother for … Continue reading So, How About Writing?
"Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children." Walt Disney But It's Disney (+) Here at the Profound Bartender, we sometimes talk about lifestyle. Today's topic is subscriptions and, perhaps, if you read about my take on them then you might see your … Continue reading But It’s Disney (+)
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama Don't Look Back In this, I take full advantage of my lengthy years on this planet. In my lifetime I have seen changes … Continue reading Don’t Look Back
"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." 1 Timothy 6:10 The Good Christian It has been interesting to watch Christianity evolve in the past fifty years. It is for the much better too. … Continue reading The Good Christian
"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other." Frank Lloyd Wright Dance Studio Dreams Several years ago my sister bought me a lottery ticket. Of course, I didn't win but I … Continue reading Dance Studio Dreams