Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Still working out my thoughts about memoirs. I have to agree with my dear friend Priscilla on the question of TMI -- it's not so much what it told, but who is telling it and how it is told. I guess that's true in life as well. I think it's one of the pitfalls of the technological age. Whereas if you're on the phone or having a conversation with someone in real time, you have to at least take nominal notice of social cues and audience whereas with e-mail and texting, it's much easier to do the old, apropos of nothing routine, the kind of revealing tale telling that used to be reserved for drunk dialing. We're also used to knowing a lot more about people which can be a good or a bad thing. Like I said, I'm still relatively half-baked on all this material. More thoughts soon!
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it." Thomas Merton
Check out Mark's post on Motor City Press -- we're going to get things going this year. Like all presses, the start-up is slow, but Detroit needs a literary venue and this is going to be one!
Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Wednesday! Still calling for JR's return -- Car 54, where are you?