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Love is Dead. Long Live Love.

Love is Dead. Long Live Love.

Almost twenty-five years ago — back when I was in college — a professor of mine mentioned how Shakespeare’s love stories were losing their impact. Students in the 90s weren’t as able to relate. Something had changed even in the thirty years or...

Forget Hipsters: Typewriters Were Awful

Ahh, yes. Typewriters. Some things are better left forgotten. But don’t tell it to this guy: If you do, he’s bound to go off on you in plaintive tones about how there’s something essentially different in the words recorded on a device with levers...
Writers: More Influences

Writers: More Influences

So, of course I had to think of more writers who have influenced my writing, and my life. Once I get on a roll it’s hard to stop. I don’t know what possessed me in my youth to pick up a small volume of the essays of Michel De Montaigne. It was a stuffy...