Book Recommendations, Writing Progress, and Other

Over the weekend, I reread Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald, an inspiration if there ever was one. Does anyone else find it wonderful that she did not start publishing novels until she was 60? And then what novels! For economy of language, wit, clarity, and compassion at all the crap life piles onto people who are just […]

Just Because

The Secret Service was formed not to protect the president, but to protect the economy. During and after the Civil War, the sun shone brightly on counterfeiters, and they made plenty of hay. The bills were so crude then and counterfeiting was easy to do and difficult to detect. The economy tottered.Hence the Secret Service. […]