Daily Diversion #388: Books and Tea or is it Tea and Books?

Tea and books

P.S. There’s delicious chai tea in the Little Women mug.

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Louise Brooks on Learning to Write

“For two extraordinary years, I have been working on it–learning to write– but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody– that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough– beauty…”–Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks, circa 1929

The extraordinarily gifted and intelligent Louise Brooks– dancer, actor, and writer–was born on 14 November 1906. May she never be forgotten. 

Epic of World Saga: From Dust to Dust

The first (non-pilot) episode of EoWs records next week. I’m rehearsing my role in whatever spare time I can eke out (kind of hard to do whilst unpacking from our recent move). It’s a fab script—smart, witty, fun, and fast-paced. My character, Gladiola, will be a semi-recurring one (not to be confused with Hilda, my main gal). She’s pretty remarkable: wily, wary, complex, and unpredictable. What a challenge!

EoWS: From Dust to Dust

Stay tuned for more updates!

Sorry for My Absence! Please Accept This Photo of Maeve Brennan as an Apology!

Hi all! My apologies for the lack of recent posts. We moved into a new apartment two weeks ago, and have been working overtime to settle into the new place. Everything should be back to normal on the blog very soon.

Until then, enjoy this photo of the late Irish writer Maeve Brennan.

Maeve Brennan