the arena

the arena

  “That sorrow can make one demented may be granted and is hard enough; that there is a strength of will that hauls close enough to the wind to save the understanding, even if the FULL STORY

journeys are good

journeys are good

You’ve heard the one about turning lemons into lemonade. And you’re willing to try. But how are you going to do it without sugar?

hither and yon

hither and yon

    “Once a man and his wife were sitting outside the front door with a roast chicken before them which they were going to eat between them. Then the man saw his old father FULL STORY

how are you feeling?

how are you feeling?

  :The sun was no more than a degree or so above the horizon, where it stays when it is the end of the world. From the still-heated surfaces of the water—not thoroughly cooled by FULL STORY

approved

approved

“Through the half-opened door I looked into our large and gloomy drawing room. There was no one in it. The mirror, alone and cold, swinging free on its stand, shone with a strange light. I FULL STORY

Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz

  “An audience, for anything in the arts, does not pre-exist. It is part of what is created.” Renata Adler, from Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker   POP QUIZ 1. What do FULL STORY