"It's really a very simple story. What happened was this: I met this girl and did a very stupid thing. I fell in love. Hard. I know that to some people that makes me an idiot and a loser. What can I say? They're right. I did some extremely foolish things; I'm the first to say it. And they've left me in jail and alone."
So begins one of the most compelling, emotionally charged, and affecting novels you are likely to read this year.
Just when I thought I was all "museumed-out" from my East Coast trip, the Tiny Goddess and I went to the show of J.M.W. Turner at the Getty Center and were absolutely blown away. Turner is one of my "favorite" artists, but this show – J.M.W. TURNER: PAINTING SET FREE – made me appreciate this great genius all over again.
I've been lucky enough to have seen the Turners at the Tate in London a couple of times and Turners when and where I can find them – at the Frick, at the Met, etc. – but this show of sixty-one works, all in one place, was an eye-popper and heart-stopper.
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everyday THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ... NAPOLEON by Andrew Roberts (a long one!!) ... MASTERWORKS OF THE BARNES FOUNDATION ... the new New Yorker and the new New York Review of Books
Alejandro Escovedo -- always ... Howard Stern and Thom Hartmann ... lots of JOHNNIE TAYLOR ... Steve Earle's "Hardcore Troubadour" show ... too much Pandora (but I made a new Shelby Lynne station)
TCM ... WOLF HALL (on TV!) ... amazingNBA playoffs(now it looks like it's going to be the Warriors vs. the Cavs in the finals) ... and STILL NO DODGERS!