Vanity act that this space is, I do like to keep the reader in mind. Arguably, I fail miserably at that task for a simple reason that also explains my academic and career paths: I lack the ability to focus.
Oh, I can complete tasks, but in a world of enticing choices, I like to keep my options open. So, while I could Continue reading →
The Talented Mr. Ripley
(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s, A Library of America Volume)
Among my less pleasant quirks is an inability to get unstuck. Sometimes I seize on something about a book or movie that is inconsequential, yet I can’t get past it. All forward motion ceases and the sane among you, which Continue reading →