A guilty pleasure…

~Sunday~ For serious Barbra Streisand fans—myself included—we’ve been anticipating the release of her latest movie, The Guilt Trip, for quite a while now. It was released on December 19, 2012, and I saw it today. I was (pleasantly) surprised at how much I liked it. Which was a lot. An inventor (Rogen) invites his mother … Read more

The Perks of Being a [Plucked] Wallflower

~Thursday~ Tonight I stuffed my pockets with a handful of Bit•O•Honeys and two bags of Snackwell’s Caramel Popcorn, and “carried myself” (as we say in the south) to the Blue Ridge 14 Cinemas, where all movies are $2.00, and I attended the 7:30 screening of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” A funny and touching … Read more

Salon XXXIV—mental masturbation at its best…

~Saturday~ From Wikipedia: Salon (gathering): A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please … Read more

Meeting one of my “intellectual crushes”

~Monday~  This morning, while enjoying my breakfast—poolside at the Island House in Key West—I received a Facemail from a friend of mine alerting me to the fact that it appeared that Joe Jervis was currently at the Island House, too, which he’d surmised from this Morning View—Island House Pool entry on Joe’s blog. Joe Jervis … Read more