more stars than in the heavens

not in our stars, but in ourselves

Monthly Archives: April, 2015

sick sad world

Things are bad all over the place, but currently they’re especially bad in Baltimore and Nepal.  I don’t have anything piercingly insightful to say about either situation…but when has that … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oh, Volodya.

As you know, if you’ve been playing along at home for a while, I am a big fan of Vladimir Nabokov.  I love his novels, his stories, his interviews, his … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: Red Dragon

17/52: A movie with a color in the title I am the Dragon.  And you call me insane.  You are privy to a great Becoming, but you recognize nothing.  To … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Men are afraid women will laugh at them; women are afraid men will kill them: The Fall

I had promised to write more about The Fall, and kept putting it off, and putting it off, as is my wont.  Today, however, I was looking at the new issue … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

run for your life

  4/20, a day celebrated quite differently in other parts of the country, was Marathon Monday here in Boston.  It’s taken me a couple of days to formulate my thoughts … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Movie Challenge: That Hamilton Woman

16/52: A movie set in a different place  Is it cheating to use a studio-era film as the exemplar of a movie set in a different place?  Perhaps.  I don’t … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

midweek roundup AND more questions & answers!

Aren’t you all inordinately lucky on this fine Wednesday?  Let’s start with the questions, these from Brian: you are doing time for a crime (which you didn’t commit) and the … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments