black and white view of an October storm over Georgian Bay
Just finished reading this 2000 story. Brilliant story and characters. Memorable twists and resolutions. Leonard is a master of his craft. A pleasure to read.
highly recommended, although I am only part way through and I am not sure if my escalating cynicism will transmute into realism…based on Joe’s accounts of the dream factory…..his childhood, the discovery of the true past of his parents, and then his battle to overcome throat cancer…. a funny, sad, moving, inspiring book….the fellow can sure write
Dick Schaap quoting Jimmy Breslin: ” If you do not blow your own horn, there is no music.”
Read his obituary today. I am going to find out more about Echolot – A collective diary (Germans in World War II), published 1994 – 2000.
we took the plastic bags of leaves
to the recycling station
formerly known as the dump
the guy on the scales quizzed us
and passed us through
they want to know how many bags of leaves
come to be ground up
I studied the 50 foot tall pile of wood chippings
and beside it the pile of branches and scrap wood
all waiting to be ground up
lately I feel like I have already been dropped off
I am in the wood pile
the guy who runs the chipper is having coffee
the sun is shining and I hope he doesn’t rush back
Of course, I have not been up to the northern most section of each province, although I have been to Fort McMurray in Alberta, but only up to Saskatoon in Saskatchewan and not very north at all in Manitoba or BC. No farther north than Mont Tremblant in Quebec and along the north shore of Superior on the Trans Canada Highway. Missed out on Cape Breton and the Gaspe Peninsula. But lots of places near the US border.
today is the birthday of musician Sting, comedian Groucho Marx, writer Graham Greene, and poet Wallace Stevens
interesting group for martinis
it is also the day my father’s father died in 1940