Skyler asks if I’m going to see Brokeback at Thalia Hall and I tell him I am. Alicia and Sam are going too. We decide on Skylark for dinner beforehand. Another in a series of “back-to-normal” exercises that everyone seems to be doing, or talking about doing, so often nowadays. Most gatherings begin with a few minutes’Continue reading “Brokeback”

A Fan’s Notes

Do you ever have the feeling after opening a book that you’ve always known it? Like it was always nearby. Reading becomes more like remembering. I’d heard about Frederick Exley’s book for many years, but avoided it for reasons I couldn’t pinpoint. Maybe when something is acclaimed in a certain way it’s a turn-off. There’sContinue reading “A Fan’s Notes”