Why Do Critics Never Like My Favorite Movies?

I perused my dvd collection, last night, looking for a fun, mindless movie to play while doing other things not that much more important than not-watching a mindless movie as background noise. I honestly think the idea was have to something on in case someone  should call or IM me to ask what I was doing, … Continue reading

When It’s Too Late to Matter, Tell Me How Smart I Am

Reclining carelessly in my armchair, last night–draped with the afghan I helped Mom make when I was a child–I recalled the time when a friend asked me if I knew my I.Q. score. I didn’t. Then she asked whether I’d ever want to know. Several scholarly studies I no longer remember so well stated that … Continue reading