Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from 2015

Atticus Finch: The Perfectly, Imperfect Human...

Caveat:
I've read To Kill a Mockingbird more times than I can remember. I've seen the movie more times than I can count.

I haven't read Go Set a Watchman, yet---but, I will next week when I pick my copy up.

So, this post isn't a review for Go Set a Watchman, it's merely an observation and a superficial character analysis of a currently much talked about figure---I'll most likely update this post or draft another one after reading GSAW. But, I kinda have to get this out of my system before I read it.


~~~~~~~~~~~~

From what I understand, TKAM is really just a nugget of the original manuscript, GSAW---that in TKAM we were presented with Scout's childhood in full view, instead of in flashback sequences interspersed with Jean Louise's adult life and the relationship with her aging father--- as the ORIGINAL manuscript intended.

So, what we were presented with 50 years ago, was really only HALF of the story. We got half of Scout/Jean Louise. Annnnnd, we got ha…

The Long and Winding Road....

It's been a while...a long while.
What's that adage about life happening when you were busy making other plans? Yeah, that happened.

I remember finishing last year's A-Z blog in April, then I wrote my reflection post in May---which was closely followed by a depressing Mother's Day post (that I have since removed). And then,
there's nothing. After that, I sort of faded away from the blogoshere--quite unintentionally.

One missed blogging day turned into one missed blogging week, which became a month and now, finally, a year...

I never planned on dropping out of sight, but then, life stuck its nose in and messed up my plans.

Sad thing, nothing noteworthy happened during my year-long hiatus. I just did other things.

I did complete another year of NaNoWriMo-- my 8th year--in November! And, it was the first year that I blew away the word count goal and set my personal best at 85K!! So, there was definitely a noteworthy month during my absence.

Christmas came and went, an…