In Dante’s “Inferno,” the third circle of hell is gluttony, where the guilty are forced to lie in vile slush, guarded by Cerberus, the three-headed dog.
Pulse of the Heartland
I turned 14 on the date that I started my five-day- (sometimes 6-day-) a-week chore of riding the BMT subway from my home in Brooklyn to Xavier Military Academy in Manhattan.
We are more than 15 months away from the next presidential election, but the campaigns started heating up a couple of weeks ago.
“Gort, Klaatu berada nikto.”
— Patricia Neal
Smile. Go ahead. Flash those pearly whites at the world. Break into a tap dance and then let it burst into an unrestrained tarantella.
It’s been a few years since “Sharon the Librarian” left our city and discontinued her book reviews for this newspaper.
“A safe destination for our young people to dream.”
— Anonymous suggestion made at Gala for the Arts, Madera, June 25, 2015