You know that movie, Stranger than Fiction with Emma Thompson, Will Ferrel, and Dustin Hoffman? Here’s a quick trailer if you don’t. It’s a playful look at the relationship between writers and their characters. It’s about (as Faulkner advised) killing your darlings. It’s a playful farce that experiments with tense and point of view. Though […]
In the spring of 1967, the woman who would become my mother went out to check the mail. She was an 18 year old newlywed. Among the cards and bills was a letter addressed to her new husband from the President of the United States. She probably knew exactly what it was the moment she saw it but she opened and read it anyway. “You are hereby ordered for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States and to report…”
Preventing malaria and dengue fever isn’t hard. When it’s time to close the book and open the door, I can embrace the adventures of my choice. I don’t have to worry about mosquitos choosing an adventure for me.