Month: March 2017

Spring Break: London


With the time difference this post should come in right on schedule. In five days we have seen Picadilly Circus, Harrod’s, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, The British Museum (home of the Rosetta Stone), The Tower of London, London Bridge, The […]



I saw the critically acclaimed film Neruda at a Meetup at the Charles Theatre here in Baltimore on March 5, 2017. It has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film as well as five other awards. Pablo […]

Our Quotable Oscar


Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was Irish. As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend I would like to posit that his witty and wise words belong to lovers of great literature everywhere. He was a playwright, novelist, essayist and […]

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


A Man Called Ove is the New York Times Bestseller by Fredrik Backman, author of Britt-Marie Was Here.  The first things the reader learns is that Ove is fifty-nine years old and a devoted SAAB owner. When the novel opens, he is […]