A TROPICAL IDYLL: Miss Marple Takes On the Caribbean

“’Do you mean that you’ve had no sexual experience at ALL?’ demanded the young man incredulously. ‘At nineteen? But you must. It’s vital.’ “The girl hung her head unhappily, her straight greasy hair fell forward over her face. “‘I know,’ she muttered. ‘I know.’ “He looked at her, stained old jersey, the bare feet, the … Continue reading A TROPICAL IDYLL: Miss Marple Takes On the Caribbean

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CANCELLED: The Final Call for a TV Non-Celebrity

Who out there could be unaware that for the past sixteen years I have hosted a game show? Every week, on Bay Area Quiz Kids, I was introduced as “the best host on the West Coast,” a subtle dig at What’s-His-Name on Jeopardy. This caused Mr. Trebek such distress that, when he visited my home … Continue reading CANCELLED: The Final Call for a TV Non-Celebrity

CHRISTIE’S THE CLOCKS: The Ravaging Effects of Time

“In old days the public didn’t really mind much about accuracy, but nowadays readers take it upon themselves to write to authors on every possible occasion, pointing out flaws.” This sounds like an excerpt from an interview with Agatha Christie – or any other longtime successful author - but the line is actually spoken early … Continue reading CHRISTIE’S THE CLOCKS: The Ravaging Effects of Time