Thursday, June 24, 2004
I'm off to Texas...
My latest poem is at the top of this page:
Tomorrow, Michele and I are off to visit family for a few days deep in the heart of W Land (outside Houston).Share
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
The Fischer King: suggested reading
Just finished reading: “Bobby Fischer Goes to War : How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time.” Excellent book.
It got me thinking about two figures of the early 70s: Fischer and Bruce Lee. Both mastered arts previously seen as fringe hobbies and catapulted them into mainstream consciousness...then both were gone and are forever remembered as young geniuses.
(BTW, you don’t have to play chess to appreciate the Fischer book.)Share
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
I told one of my clients that Michele and I had seen the documentary, “Bukowski: Born Into This” (http://www.magpictures.com/distribution/bukowski/).
My client replied: “Who’s Bukowski?”
He’s only been dead ten years...not enough time to reach East End Avenue, I guess.Share