A friend of mine recommended I read Gilead. Even though it's a work of fiction, my friend said it inspired her to pass on to her children and grandchildren a similar (but real, nonfiction) reflection on her life. After finishing the book, I agreed and found myself wanting to capture some sense of Life As I Know It. I'd like to pass on to my family some of my thoughts, … [Read more...]
What’s Your Story?
In the Steven Spielberg film "Amistad," there's a scene where John Quincy Adams (played by Anthony Hopkins) talks with a fictional character named Mr. Jodson (played by Morgan Freeman) about who the Africans on the "Amistad" really are. Someone published the dialogue from that scene in an essay both here and here, so I pulled from that source to post it. The interaction … [Read more...]