Good Editor vs Bad Editor


We all know the cartoon image of the good angel versus the bad devil. The good angel is sweetly balanced on your right shoulder, all dressed in white, probably sporting wings and a halo may be involved. The bad devil

Like a Snake Swallowing its Tail


A review of “My Brilliant Friend”. My wrists ache. I have had them poised over my keyboard for seemingly hours, it could be days. I lost track of time. The reason I am in this achy state is because I

Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter


While planning a trip to the Italian Riviera, this book popped up on my very broad google search. (Full disclosure: the beautiful cover shot also drew me in!) This romantic novel, set circa 1962, dips into the world of golden-era

The Golden Rule


Many of my friends who followed “Jane’s Big Adventure: Am I in London Yet?” have wondered why I haven’t weighed in on the United Airlines debacle. Up until now, days after the event, I chose to stay quiet as I

The Ugliest Suitcase Gets There!


Gather near and learn from my troubles. Some of you followed the Great Journey to London saga. Yes, the one that started with the ELEVEN AND A HALF HOURS DELAY. (Sorry, I have become so accustomed to writing that in