THE ROAD to Cormac McCarthy

When No Country For Old Men won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2007 I told myself, “I must read Cormac McCarthy.” I didn’t get around to it, however, until recently. I knew that All the Pretty Horses, volume one of “The Border Trilogy”, had received both the 1992 National Book Award and the National …

A short story and a movie

I went to see the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” this afternoon. Cold January days on which the temperature barely edges above zero (and we won’t even talk about the wind child) allow me the guilty pleasure of foregoing all the work I could catch up on and heading for a movie theater. …