True Craft

Living in New York City, I come across famous people all the time and usually it’s no big deal. But every now and then I see someone that gives me a shiver of excitement. I once saw Julie Andrews in a dive bar, and Sam Shepard in a semi-elegant restaurant. It should have been the other way around, of course, but that’s what makes these two sightings memorable. Continue reading “True Craft”

Intimate or Epic

The internet has been abuzz with pieces about Jane Austen (commemorating her early death 200 years ago) and Game of Thrones (which, after a long wait, launched its seventh season). They’re both important story “franchises.” Jane Austen is every other person’s favorite writer, and time has only enhanced her appeal. Game of Thrones is HBO’s most popular show ever, enthralling audiences across the globe. Continue reading “Intimate or Epic”