The Blog before the Book

4/15/2021: With the book now in press, I'm closing the blog, which has been superseded by the new and improved chapters based on the original daily entries. Just for a nostalgic look back to the summer, and a foretaste of the book appearing in the fall, you'll still see here a few of my favorite postings, going back to the first entry, on Virginia Woolf.  Enjoy. . .