Harper Lee, author of the extraordinary 1960 novel "To Kill A Mockingbird," attended a high school play in Montgomery, Alabama, Wednesday night. The students from two high schools, black and white, came together to perform the play with a contemporary emphasis on diversity and racial issues. The somewhat reclusive Ms. Lee, now 80 years old, did not address the audience but she did receive an award and spoke with the students at a private reception.
"To Kill A Mockingbird" was Ms. Lee's first and only novel. It almost seems a shame that such a powerful writing voice has never again been heard. It's true, of course, that some of our most eloquent writers have only one novel within them, and we are thankful for what they give us.
John Grisham, who is a prolific writer, is involved in a rather bizarre legal matter. It seems that Grisham and an Albemarle County, Virginia, couple accused a woman of sending them anonymous letters between 1996 and 1998. They allegedly had handwriting analyses done, which resulted in the police paying the woman a visit. She, in turn, filed suit against the three of them for causing her emotional distress. The suit had been dismissed after a judge reviewed depositions in the case. On Friday, however, the Virginia Supreme Court reinstated the lawsuit, ruling that the dismissal had been premature and that the plaintiff's claims were sufficient to warrant a trial.
In today's Twisted Linguistics, we see these Words Gone Wild:
psycosis - One's demented sister.
rememberance - Reattaching severed body parts. (See John Wayne Bobbitt for details)
felling guilty - Knocking over people who've done bad things.
through myself in - Something your alter egos will do if you let them out.
concience - The concierge in a flea-bag hotel.
chrismas - Faux holiday in February.
How will you be defined in the dictionary?
Serena Joy --
'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com
What cocktail are you?
|You Are Rum|
You're the life of the party, and a total flirt
You are also pretty picky about what you drink
Only the finest labels and best mixed cocktails will do
Except if you're dieting - then it's Diet Coke and Bicardi all the way