A “Hello” and a surpise.

A “Hello” and a surpise.

It seems that the silent stretches have not yet met their end for I have indeed not posted anything in months, and this silent stretch follows an earlier one. I suppose this year will likely remain so given the unusual circumstances keeping from writing — and it...
Just a hello and an update

Just a hello and an update

It is nice to finally get back into Book 3 of Conquerors and re-immerse myself in it. I have been at it for two weeks now, struggling a little, at first, as I tried to put myself back into all the characters’ shoes. But this morning, it happened, and the feeling...
Villeneuve’s Dune – A masterpiece

Villeneuve’s Dune – A masterpiece

A masterpiece. Villeneuve’s Dune blew me away. The cinematography, the perfection of the details, the intensity of the performances, they all left me and my son feeling in awe, and this, despite the–few–notable deviations from the novel. I am aware...
A literary chat on the beach – in Italy

A literary chat on the beach – in Italy

On August 31 at 6:00pm, I will be at the Lido Panfilo, a beachside facility, in beautiful Termoli, Italy, for a literary event where allusiveness in literary art will be discussed with examples of poetry and translation. If, by some luck, you should be in Termoli or...
A short update and a photo

A short update and a photo

This morning, I decided to give an update on what I am doing, even though I posted on my FB page that I might not for another while, so that I might better focus on my work. However, while waiting for my Photoshop app to launch to prepare the title for the Italian...
Last and First Men – my review of the novel

Last and First Men – my review of the novel

When I first heard Tilde Swindon narrating this story, I was…well, enraptured, totally and utterly. I had never heard of Last and First Men, written by Olaf Stapledon in 1930. But after hearing the 17 min narrated clip, I immediately researched (googled) the...