Being a list of five things that I love
Yes to all of these, especially Prince 💜
Hey Sherman. I wanted to turn you on to this video, in case you've not seen it, so i'll include it's url. It is of Prince jamming with Tom Petty and others, doing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." But what is so impressive is how well Prince plays lead guitar in it. I had no idea he could play like that! Blew me away!
Oh, also... Aliens is one of my favorite movies of all time. I think Blade Runner still beats it though. Sigourney is good but still can't displace Rutger Hauer saying,
"All those moments will be lost in time...like tears in the rain. Time to die." For me it was sublimely disturbing on a heart spirit level. I hadn't yet grasped his Christ like gesture that first time I saw it. So that first response still reverberates down.
The Trustee is a good title!
Hey Sherman I got an idea for a series, it would called " The Trustee" during this period in the US. the greatest transfer of wealth is happening" Mo money, mo problems....
Thanks for the "Succession" reco! This is altogether a great list--makes me ponder my own and the why-s of it.
You are correcto mundo.
Is there a ‘best way’ to send you a photo? Tried Facebook And Insta messages…in pics, our dog, Roo, is perusing Indian Killer and Ten Little Indians.
ps…in ‘Inappropriate’. I laugh everytime I even think about “All Alexie was, was funny.” So funny! And !’s are superb.
Just binged SUCCESSION and man, sure has an evil-doer (not Dubya) ex-potus vibe from main man and throughout his family.
Ah yes, James Wright's "The Blessing"--good choice. Couple days ago I responded to a cousin's Facebook images of a football game in Martins Ferry, Ohio, with the notion that if I'd taught English at that high school . . . you know which poem I'd have had everyone memorize. Well, I guess I've not QUITE "wasted my life"!
I love your choice of poet and musician. I just learned that James Wright's son was also a poet and they are the only father-son duo to have each won the Pulitzer prize. Likewise I think Prince was a magician non pareil, never to be replicated. I'm ignorant of both your film and television choices -- I just haven't watched either.... but your favorite novel puzzles me. While I see your affection for the theme which broadly parallels your own life, I don't understand the fondness for Fitzgerald. The world he portrays is so shallow and synthetic, his characters mere sketches and gestures, feeble motions in margins. The world you have shared with your readers is never banal.
Love the poem. There has always been a certain amount of magic for me with horses
Not what I expected! Very cool insight. 🤗
F.Scott Fitzgerald " there are no second acts in American lives"
Of all the poems you could have chosen, I am blown away by your pick. It has been a favorite of mine since college, and I always teach it to my HS students as a perfect example of imagery. It shows them how the perfect combination of descriptive words transports the reader to that field where they indeed feel blessed. "And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl’s wrist." Truly powerful.