April 30th, 2010

The Lady With The Dog

In keeping with my new interest in short stories, I posted another.The Lady With The Dog, by Anton Chekhov.

I have to confess that I have never studied Russian literature systematically. My sole exposure was an undergraduate class on War and Peace.

The anti-climax to the class was a showing of the soviet movie version […]

April 25th, 2010

Bartleby, The Scrivener

I used to read a lot of short stories, but at some point, I noticed that as soon as I was nicely settled into a short story, it would end, so I decided to avoid them. But now, brochures for hearing aids and bathtubs with doors in the side have begun to appear in my […]

April 4th, 2010

Easter 2010

We have had high wind warnings and advisories for the past few days and the weather service from has cautioned that the potential for wind damage increases as the trees leaf out. Here in the north half of Whatcom county, the trees are still almost bare. The cherries and pears are in bloom and the […]