Ketchum, Idaho

I just returned this past Sunday to Texas from attending the 4th Annual Ernest Hemingway Festival in Ketchum, Idaho. Having never been north of Denver, I enjoyed the mountains and scenery of the Wood River Valley and Sun Valley. The weather was perfect for my first visit to Idaho: high 70s and low 80s during…

Bridge of Sighs

A very good book I just finished reading over the weekend was Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. Russo is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for writing Empire Falls. I had never read anything of Russo’s before reading Bridge of Sighs. Before traveling to Venice a few years ago, all “Bridge of Sighs” meant…

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited is a 2008 film starring Matthew Goode, Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw, and Emma Thompson. Based on the 1945 Evelyn Waugh novel, the 2008 film version follows a 1981 TV mini-series that launched the career of Jeremy Irons. The film follows the story of Charles Ryder, a middle-class London chap who goes to university…