Last Words

From First Thoughts
I buy secondhand books.  My collecting habit began in New York, when I was young.  We could go to the remainder floor of certain publishers located in Manhattan and buy hardback books for . . . . Continue Reading »

Happy New Year

From First Thoughts
Happy new year and here is why we have had ever happier new years in the lifetimes of anyone alive today.  Regardless of the politics of nations, or the decline of social standards, or anything . . . . Continue Reading »

Serendipity

From First Thoughts
  The color was startling against the autumn shades of Northeast Ohio; there was just this nubbin of lilac on one of several lilac bushes that bloom like mad things every spring.  I had . . . . Continue Reading »

Cruzing

From First Thoughts
I have been reading and hearing about Ted Cruz all day.  You don’t have a second act without a first and he certainly has put on a heck of a first act.  Touring about, I’ll . . . . Continue Reading »