Entries from November 2012

Monday, November 19th, 2012

What Liberals Need to Understand

From Mavis Gallant’s diaries while living hand-to-mouth in Spain in 1952: Chose cinema over potatoes. I found myself watching the women’s clothes, drinking in their texture, appreciating every bite the actors put in their mouths. When one of the characters (because of some imbecility of plot) wore old clothes and pretended to be be poor, […]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Lucy Ann McVey Long (1928-2012)

Several years ago, I suppose we first knew that something was wrong when Mom’s phone conversations became unusually short before she quickly handed the phone over to Dad. A short telephone conversation with Lucy seemed unimaginable. Legendary as talkative, garrulous, voluble, loquacious, Mom had a tea named after her, according to a friend of mine: […]