Category Archives: English Literature

“What’s for Homework tonight? Nothing.”

I saw a news report on a number of schools doing away with homework.   Kids were interviewed.   They said they were too exhausted, had no time to play outside.” Give me a break……do you really believe those kids are … Continue reading

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“Sleepy Hollow Episode 3, Coin of Darkness”

Last night’s episode set the wheels of my brain spinning, as usual. The plot focused on the darkness that lurks within every being.  Sometimes, that darkness is kept on a tight leash, sometimes that darkness is unharnessed with dire consequences. … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl

“Without Stories, we are all just eating machines with shoes” ~~~~Roald Dahl, born on this day, in 1916. His first book, “The Gremlins,” was written in 1943. The story told of mythical creatures, gremlins. Pilots of the Royal Air Force … Continue reading

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“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”

“Though she be but little, she is fierce!” ~~ William Shakespeare   I love this quote. I am convinced I am shrinking.  Bad news since I started out at only 5′.  Yes, 5′, little but fierce.  🙂 My washing machine … Continue reading

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“Searching for Heathcliff”

Today, homage to Emily Bronte. When I despair over dismal book sales….I think of Emily. Emily and her sister Anne’s first book of verses sold two copies….. Her “Wuthering Heights” fared not much better…..it was only recognized after her death … Continue reading

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“Grow Old Along With Me”

Today,  I acknowledge the life of Robert Browning,  born on this day in 1812.  Robert’s poetry was  eclipsed by his wife’s, Elizabeth Barrett Browning during her lifetime,  but I would be hard pressed to find someone who has never seen … Continue reading

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“Of Mice and Men and Retrogrades”

Today, we honor John Steinbeck, born on this day. in 1902. I was bookstore browsing yesterday with my daughter, no surprise there.  She pointed a book out to me,  entitled “Mercury Retrograde.”  I write often of Mercury Retrogrades, expanses of … Continue reading

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