The Narrow Corner

Short, therefore, is man’s life, and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells. Well, I finished The Narrow Corner by Somerset Maugham.  It was good. It takes place in the south sea islands and provides an astute analysis of human nature,  as always with Maugham.  How love can be treacherous and unrequited. Not exactly… Continue reading The Narrow Corner

The love of reading

Well you’re not gonna believe this but,  it’s actually cool. I didn’t want to disappoint my loyal readers by not starting with the weather.  Canuck oblige 🙂 So, I was reading A guy’s moleskin notebook (links mattsviews),  which I discovered thanks to The Lesbrary (also in links),  and he participates in these, I guess you… Continue reading The love of reading

Visit to the library

Sunday was my visit to the library. I wasn’t so lucky with my last batch but,  honestly,  that might have been my state of mind. My mood has improved lately,  I’m trying to relax and not take things so seriously. It’s a work in progress. I couldn’t get into the Somerset Maugham so,  you gotta… Continue reading Visit to the library

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When is a writer a writer?

Good morning, girls. I’m really happy about the cool, dry, weather,  I slept very well. I went out  last night to have a few pitchers of beer with a friend of mine. I really enjoy our exchanges and conversations.  Sometimes they can be quite intense,  sometimes on the borderline of rocky,  other times over the… Continue reading When is a writer a writer?

Full moon ramblings on beer, the bionic woman and rejection

The humidity is back. Ugh! I can’t sleep I’m so tense and honestly, I”m exhausted. The pipe problem is fixed.  Hallelujah. A minimum of damage,  it’s a little bit smelly but, everybody says they can’t smell it. I am known for my bionic nose, remember Jamie Summers, the bionic woman,  very hot, especially when she… Continue reading Full moon ramblings on beer, the bionic woman and rejection


OK,  you must read this book.  It is one of the most original books I have ever read. I want to thank a good friend for giving it to me, more on that later. Jesse, is a former Olympic swimmer,  she won a silver medal in Mexico City in the ’68 games. The novel is… Continue reading Aquamarine