Monthly Archives: November 2009
If you have ever seen the movie Princess Mononoke, you’ve been among the lucky. It is compelling anime by Hiyao Mizaki. Last night I was watching it with my son. There is a scene when the young prince Ashitaka has … Continue reading
I’m two chapters into the A. Lincoln book. It’s interesting, but one of those slow starters. My hope is that every couple of chapters I glean something worthy of the theme. Today’s is the interesting claim by White that Lincoln’s … Continue reading
I finished Portrait of a Lady – Thank goodness. All I can say is that it is the perfect transition to this year’s new theme: How can “idea(s) spark change?” Clearly Isabel Archer, or rather Mrs. Goodwin – for that … Continue reading
I’m sooooooooo ready to be done with Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady. Isabel has been a delightful character to get to know, but now that the deception around her is unraveling, it’s difficult to watch her life unfold. I … Continue reading
The duplicity of ever proper Mme Merle is just about more than I can take – My goodness…can’t imagine how this book is going to end!
I don’t know how many of you have heard of Third Culture Kids (TCKs). It’s has its own complicated literature base, with Dr. Janet Bennett leading the charge. There is a pretty good blog about TCKs (click here). Last night I … Continue reading