Malcolm’s mother’s Pyrex dish This isn’t what I was going to write about today. I was planning to pontificate about the structuring of non-fiction and how issues that you had no idea even existed can leap up and bite you hard enough to draw blood, like the contents list. Today I was/am supposed to be […]

They do things differently here … ‘Expect the unexpected’ is a truism. Like most truisms, it seems banal until it has meaning for you, the individual, or me, the other individual. My life looks very weird from where I am now. To start with, I am a contracted writer. Oh yes! Of course, I need […]

Book Review: The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery, published by Gallic Press Oh the joys of Proust! I had to go and re-read this book after talking to a friend about it. Said friend contended that it wasn’t a novel and while I concurred (it had never occurred to me that it was a novel in […]