Month: June 2007

Saturday

hen George Plimpton paid Aram Saroyan $1,500 for a poem consisting of a single misspelled word “lighght,” an Iowa congressional aide dared to ask the dilettantish Plimpton what the …

Some Belloc

The last half of the Chesterbelloc isn’t nearly as quotable as the first half, but if I had to pick the book with most quotables, it’d be The Path …

The Slow Week Continues

Hilaire Belloc, commenting on the 21st-century euthanasia debate: It is worth noting, by the way, that the most sentimental people, who are loudest against the right to wage a …

Candid Tuesday

You don’t often see this type of candor anymore: I was sufficiently ebullient to consume half a bottle of brandy after dinner. On the way back from dropping off …