Friday, February 10, 2012

"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen

There is something about reading classic authors like Jane Austen.  It lets you savor the language like so many delicious courses in a fine meal.  Austen's characters are so rich, and her stories so strong.  I also like that her ladies are never cardboard ladies in distress.

There have been some excellent screen (large and small) adaotations of Austen, though Emma Thompson's screenplay of this book for the 1995 film remains one of my favorites.

A Selection from Chapter 16.

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"OR State Highway 20" a Short Story by Judy Cullen

Yaquina Head, Newport OR
A little musing piece of mine about a drive to the Oregon Coast and the nature of vacations, of "letting go" and simply being.  A little trademark personal humor as well.

(c) Copyright 2011, Judith Cullen

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