Pearl Harbor

Pearl HarborPearl Harbor

Yesterday was the seventy-fourth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. There soon will be no survivors of that attack to speak to visitors who visit Hawaii to see the site. I grew up in Hawaii in a military family—my father was a WWII…

Sliver Lining

Sliver Lining

Sliver Lining in losing your writingThere is nothing worse than losing your written work during a productive session. You face the dreaded “Where did those paragraphs or that page go?” It’s as if small gods ruling keyboard or hard drive sabotaged…

Tom Wolfe

Author Tom Wolfe

Author Tom Wolfe

There is no motivation higher than being a good writer.” Author Tom Wolfe

Wolfe, the much-admired writer who coined so many catchy phrases to describe life in this American century, is still laboring at 84, an age when most people…

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of SpiesJust when you think Hollywood can think of nothing better to do than afflict us with sequels, ever-louder explosions, gratuitous sex and violence, the industry catches us off-guard with something intelligent. Even more…

They had me with the Haircuts

Fury the Movie“They had me with the haircuts.” You’re due an explanation—I meant to say, once I saw the haircuts of actors playing WWII soldiers in 2014’s “Fury” I bought into the story. Charismatic Brad Pitt, gifted with star wattage, was a major force in…