Slate Magazine. Christopher’s blog advised that he was undergoing radiation treatment and was unable to write in the Slate. Instead, there is an excellent 60 Minute interview that I enjoyed watching. All the very best, Christopher in your journey.
Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: You’re a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine
The battle of words continues. In my January 29, 2011 post, Christopher announced that The King’s Speech was a “good movie” but “very bad history.” Not surprising, Christopher received a rebuttal which he eagerly embraced with his latest volley. Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: Youre a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine. In other quarters, the battle is deeply personal. Sometimes words do not come easily. “Once in a while a movie comes around that really speaks to you. For Joe Moglia,… Read more Hitchens to The Kings Speech screenwriter: You’re a dupe for the royal family. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine →
Published February 1, 2011. Hitchens vs. Blair – Should be interesting and controversial. In other words – a great read. Goodreads | Hitchens vs. Blair by Christopher Hitchens – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists.
Reading produces extraordinary moments that trigger interesting ideas. I am reading Three Cups of Tea and Hitch22 at the same time. Last week, my reading brought me to a precise convergence: September 11, 2001. I read Dr. Greg’s and Christopher’s personal accounts of that historic day. On 9/11 both men were separated from their families: Dr Greg was in Pakistan, his family in Montana; Christopher was in California, his family in Washington, D.C. Uncertainty and fear touched their lives at the same time as it did for all of us.… Read more Different Men – Kindred Spirits: Christopher and Dr. Greg →
Goodreads | Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Christopher reminded me that poetry transcends generational and cultural differences by speaking to the human condition. Emotional insight, radical thoughts and shared joy or sorrow come from a few words that have been purposely brought together by a poet’s thoughts. Last week, I was at my favourite haunt – Indigos – checking out the $2.00 “last book” clearance shelves. There are treasures to be found! And I did find a jewel: Catching Life by The Throat! … Read more Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart →
The King’s Speech: good movie, very bad history. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine. The Book Club spent Christmas Day at the movies. We started out with True Grit:… Read more The King’s Speech: good movie, very bad history. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine →
Cambridge “What is your idea of earthly happiness? To be vindicated in my own lifetime.” — Christopher Hitchens #Hitch-22: A Memoir# via Christopher Hitchens quotes The snowstorm began early morning… Read more Day 7 – Walking with Christopher →
“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” — Christopher Hitchens For the last week, I have been walking with Christopher Hitchens. Every morning, rain, snow or shine, I grab my iPod and head out the door for work. The time frame between home and work is approximately 25 minutes so I have 50 minutes/day with the voice that comes through the stereo headphones. I accomplish two important tasks: 1) Exercising the body and 2) Exercising the mind. For over two years, I have… Read more Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22 →