Monthly Archives: December 2014

Caught up

With the Festive Season upon us Sam is a bit caught up: he’s not really listening, he has other things on his mind–like Christmas.  So there aren’t many words for Sam this week, and there won’t be any next Wednesday–New Year’s … Continue reading

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Tony Parker: the interviewer

In his obituary for Tony Parker, Roger Graef noted: “More than one elegist cited the famous words of Parker’s close friend the psychologist Anthony Storr: ‘Tony Parker’s ears are a national treasure.’… As an interviewer [Parker] saw it as his … Continue reading

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Aah! The Romance of the Sea and lighthouses

Aah! The Romance of the Sea and lighthouses I could live here, for a little while. Just wander down and sit on the rocks at the base of the lighthouse tower, throw the fishing line in, and gaze at the … Continue reading

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Tony Parker the pioneer

Tony Parker is possibly the first writer of literary nonfiction to craft his books entirely from extended interview material from which he edited out most of his interview questions. Bella Bathurst, in her Afterword to Parker’s Lighthouse, notes that in … Continue reading

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