This is the most magnificent movement of all! There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots that I greatly admire. The people should never rise without doing something to be remembered—something notable and striking. This destruction of the tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid, and inflexible, and it must have so important consequences, and so lasting, that I can’t but consider it as an epocha in history!
John Adams, his diary entry on the Boston Tea Party, December 17 1773
Should I “publish” my short stories on my website? They are pretty much “raw”; meaning they have had very little proofing. I did the “grammar” checking myself, as best I could. I do believe, however, that “raw” writing is necessary.
Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974). “From running away from home, to surviving by his wits, to making his classic films ‘Metropolis’ and ‘M,’ to meetings with criminals and murderers — one killer kept the hands of victims under his bed, to his meeting with the Nazi Mad Man, to Hollywood and after, Lang, looking rather like Dr Strangelove, describes his hugely fantastic life.” —Paul Gallagher
I’ll start by saying that the following 36 hours will prove to be crucial to the future of this blog, my projects, and my career as a writer. Lately, I’ve been under tremendous pressure to find a way of making ends meet.…