Been working diligently on the new novel this week, making some significant progress which always makes me happy, naturally. Everything is still first draft mode, of course, but the story is coming together nicely. There will be a bit of news regarding the novel in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that.
Had the pleasure of catching singer/songwriter Tom Curren at the Slipper Room on Thursday night. A very talented songwriter, I must say, and was very impressed with him and his band. He currently has a CD released on Wolf Bomb Records and I highly recommend you check him out. Not only is Tom a great songwriter but he is also a world champion surfer. A man of many talents. Was glad I was able to attend this show - and the fun after party at Sons of Essex. Good music, good friends and good food. Couldn’t ask for more.
Articles of interest:
The book that shook the Soviet Union, from BBC.com.
Ragged, unkempt, strange: On William Faulkner, from The Nation.
The race to save Italy’s art treasures, from BBC.com.
New biography on the life of Howard Zinn, from the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Creative Thinking: Imagine you are seven years old again, from psychcentral.com
Qatari poet jailed for life for writing poetry inspired by the Arab Spring, from The Guardian UK.
Joseph Cornell’s Manual of Marvels, from The New York Times.