Life as a Miracle: LAX Crosswalk

Life as a Miracle: LAX Crosswalk

It was late night and I was alone. At LAX, a pinpoint on the daily passenger map, estimated back then at 50 million people a day. A minuscule ant among those traveling hither-thither-and-yon. Scared. You bet I was. Even a near miss wouldn’t do: I needed to...
1984

1984

Well, it took 30 years to arrive, but 1984 is here. The novel was actually published in 1949, amidst the post WW2 euphoria. People thought George Orwell was dyspeptically grim, but it reached iconic, bestseller status anyway, infused with the universal paranoia that...
Bel Canto

Bel Canto

  I went to a daylong literary event recently and came away with more than inspiration, knowledge, and new books. I heard someone say that Ann Patchett’s book ‘Bel Canto’ was a happy book. Now, perhaps, I will have the courage to read...