Archive for August 2nd, 2022


by Sam Juliano

Yes, that’s right.  The Tuesday Morning Diary for this week.  It rarely happens but once in a blue moon when I am tied down, I am forced to regroup.  Yesterday was a very busy day up at the school, and I was unable to compose the weekly post that has helped define this place for so many years.  Next week we will return to Monday again, but for this week my hands were tied.  As some who follow the site know well, I often post early, on the preceding Sunday.

Work on Irish Jesus in Fairview continues, and over the past few days I have eclipsed 98,000 words.  Projecting some connecting chapters that must be completed, including the very last one, and a crucial one that precedes it, I am assuming 120,000 words will be the final total.  Bereft of an appendix, this sequel will finish substantially longer than the first book.

R.I.P. Tony Dow, the remarkable human being who played Wally Cleaver in Leave It to Beaver.

The “Rest of Europe” film polling ends at 5:00 P.M. on Friday.  Thanks to all who have cast ballots.  I believe the total number cast has now gone over 30.

Lucille and I saw an enchanting film titled Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, over the weekend in Montclair.  I hope to say more about it down the road, but it rates a 4.5 of 5.0 and joins the short list of my favorite films of 2022 so far. (more…)

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