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Day 129 – “Writers are Feckless Fools”

Just read this on Rex Pickett’s blog (author of Sideways), and had to share it with you: “[Writers are] mostly otiose, feckless fools, dreaming of riches while staring at our blank screens.” http://rexpickett.com/post/2729560894/my-friend-shiri I must admit (proudly) that I don’t … Continue reading

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Day 109 – The Word is “Colander”

Been sick in tired lately, as Fitzgerald would (and did) say. Which is a great segue to a word about my “hour every day, no matter what”. I came up with that because I was afraid I’d start and then … Continue reading

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Day 104

Tom Wolfe started as a newspaperman, one of those old time reporters.

“…it was always nighttime in my daydreams of the newspaper life. Reporters didn’t work during the day.” Continue reading

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Day 71 – Sideways

SidewaysJust found out today that in exactly one week from Tuesday, the sequel to Sideways will be published. Quite aptly, it is call Vertical.

Now as some of you know, Sideways the movie is one of my favourites – it was one of those rare movies that not only captured the book in many ways, but took advantage of the things that movies could do that a book couldn’t like film the actual vineyards and incorporate that quirky music that really made it. (BTW, if we played a really short game of “What Sideways character are you?”, I’d be Miles. But then you knew that…) Continue reading

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