Book Notes

Persuasion (Jane Austen) — Regular readers of this blog know that my wife loves all things Jane Austen (she consumes Austen books and film adaptations like Garfield devours a plate of lasagna).  Years ago—perhaps as part of our wedding vows—I … Continued

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On Proper Language and Other C-r-a-p

My mother is a very classy lady. She isn’t classy in the lift-your-pinky-a-bit-higher-while-sipping-your-tea-dear kind of way. She makes no pretensions at elegance and is most definitely not hoity-toity. When she opens her home to friends and strangers, she makes you … Continued

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Snapshots

Brief comments on film by Amy. Some old, some new.  Domestic films and foreign too. Atonement — I went into this movie with pretty low expectations, but wanted to give it a try since it was nominated for several Academy … Continued

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