Paul’s Book Reviews

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.” – Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers Someone on Facebook tagged me with a literary poll. One question I couldn’t answer was: David Sedaris or Dave Eggers? I read and enjoy David Sedaris but had not read Dave Eggers, […]


Paul’s DVD Reviews

“I’ll be back.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator (1984)

Elegy (2008) There’s absolutely no doubt this movie is based on a Philip Roth novel (the novel in question being The Dying Animal): it’s a melancholy, self-absorbed examination of an aging man’s character, all flaws prominently on display. Ben Kingsley and Dennis Hopper are perfect in […]


Tuesday Morning Critter Photoblogging

Donna and I always sleep in the same place — our bed. Our dog Schatzi prefers our bed, but sometimes sleeps in her own furry sleeping bag on the floor near our bed.

Schatzi under the covers

Our cat Chewy is more eclectic in her sleepytime choices: nestled back among the shoes in our […]