1. My (rather pathetic) Storytellers Unplugged column for August is here
2. WATERLOG (yesterday)
TIME: 41 min.
DISTANCE: 5 mi.
TOTAL DISTANCE: 258.1 mi.
DISTRACTION: The Dead Zone
, "Enemy Mind"
SHIRE RECKONING: In thickets
3. This Dead Zone
episode gets points for giving the girl agency. She has hard-earned knowledge that Johnny doesn't; she is an active participant in saving herself. My worst problem with the episode, which is purely my
problem, is that the cougar is so beautiful I keep forgetting it's symbolically the bad guy.
, Shift 2
, Shift 3
, and Shift 4
are flash games that make brilliant, and frequently fiendish, use of their medium.
5. I will have more to say about Anna Katharine Green when I've finished reading The Leavenworth Case
, but if you're going to be near Milwaukee anytime before the twenty-third, I highly recommend the Milwaukee Art Museum
's current exhibition, "American Originals
," on Charles Rohlfs' furniture
and the paintings of the Eight (Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice B. Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan).
(Anna Katharine Green, whom I had heard of as the first American woman mystery writer, was Charles Rohlfs' wife; the exhibition and the accompanying book, The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs
by Joseph Cunningham, are concerned to emphasize her collaboration with her husband, and the exhibition store made me very happy by having copies of one of Green's books: The Leavenworth Case
, as mentioned above.)