Notre Dame, Mark Twain, and How Old Buildings Connect Us

I’ve been reading Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad, which is a travelogue that recounts a grand voyage by sea and land that Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain embarked upon with some super rich Americans in 1868. The writing is wonderful and Mark Twain is an absolute hoot. I’ve laughed out loud on almost every page. And, as you might […]

Do I Need to be Locked in a Book-Filled Glass Cage in Order to Write?

(Warning: Major spoilers below for the television show You).    In the Netflix show “You” an obsessive serial killer boyfriend locks his procrastinating writer girlfriend in a glass cage located in the the basement of a quaint New York City bookshop. He has to keep her prisoner there because she discovered all his murderous deeds, […]