Quote for Today: Mark Helprin

Lonely people have enthusiasms which cannot always be explained. When something strikes them as funny, the intensity and length of their laughter mirrors the depth of their loneliness, and they are capable of laughing like hyenas. When something touches their emotions, it runs through them like Paul Revere, awakening feelings that gather into great armies. … Continue reading Quote for Today: Mark Helprin

Laughter and Light: Self Determination and Providence in the World of Wobbly Barstool

Have you ever wondered what novels Charles Dickens might have written if he possessed a sunnier disposition? Meet Wobbly Barstool. Jane Lowy's Wobbly Barstool puts a clever spin on the Victorian novel. The plot shares common elements with Dicken's classic Great Expectations, including hidden and mistaken identities, adults scheming over the lives of their children, thwarted lives and … Continue reading Laughter and Light: Self Determination and Providence in the World of Wobbly Barstool