Sunday, January 24, 2010

We're goin' to the Super Bowl! We're goin' to the Super Bowl!

The doubters said it would never happen, or at least not unless Hell freezes over. . . .

Well, see the sign!

The Saints versus the Colts. Miami. February 7th.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

In Memoriam: Robert B. Parker

One of my favorite authors died last week: Robert B. Parker, creator of the ageless PI Spenser, as well as Jesse Stone, Sunny Randall, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Parker died at his writing desk on Monday, January 18. The perfect way for an author to go.

Here's a great farewell essay from The Lipstick Chronicles blog that gives all the info on Parker and his career, written in the voice of Spenser himself:
Remembering Robert B. Parker by William Simon 

And another, more personal tribute from another crime fiction writer:
Robert B. Parker, an Appreciation by Jim Fusilli

Rest in peace, Robert, and thanks for all the great stories and characters. I'll miss them, especially Spenser.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Silent Monks Singing Hallelujah

The "Hallelujah Chorus" of Handel's Messiah is one of the most beautiful chorales ever written. Take a look at this charming, novel and humorous performance of it:

Silent Monks Singing Hallelujah

Monday, January 18, 2010

Introducing Sphinx Inkling

My grandson, Sphinx Inkling, born on November 5 (my birthday). It's been a surprise to discover how instantly one falls in love with one's grandchild. I just dote on him.