February 18, 2017
In the distance a star shell would rise, and as its light dilated, wavered and failed, one saw against it shattered trunks, lunatic arms uplifted in imprecation, and as though petrified in a moment of shrieking agony. from The Middle Parts of Fortune, a novel set on World War I battlefields
February 8, 2017
White wants Blue to follow a man named Black and to keep an eye on him for as long as necessary. From Ghosts in The New York Trilogy
January 31, 2017
‘Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?’ – Joseph Welch addressing Senator Joe McCarthy on June 9, 1954
January 21, 2017
His eyes burned yellowly. – from The Maltese Falcon
January 17, 2017
Fair warning. Follow those critter tracks and you will find yourself totally immersed in liquid. For you see, a pond lies hidden beneath that smooth blanket of snow.
January 9, 2017
It was this cold at Lake Tahoe last Friday.
January 7, 2017
It’s simply impossible for anyone to ever be as cool as Satchel Paige.