My earliest memory is of snow: walking down Ericsson Street with my grandparents and father in winter, with the world bordered by white snowy walls; my grandmother holding my mittened hand in her black-gloved one; my father wearing his white Army parka; my grandfather in his tweed hat, smoking. They were talking; the sounds of their words wafting above my head like cigarette smoke. I was about 2.
Channel 4- "GARFIELD: CATFOOD IN A HOT TIN DISH": The tubby tabby heads south to visit his Mississippi cousins and slop up some good ole southern cooking, but the fur flies when he finds himself in the middle of a bitter family catfight.
Channel 9- MOVIE- Drama: "Harvey II: No More Mr. Nice Rabbit." The townspeople begin to take dizzy tippler Elwood P. Dowd seriously when several of his relatives who wanted to commit him to a mental institution are found stomped to death by an unknown, invisible creature with feet the size of cinderblocks.
Channel 35: MOVIE/DRAMA: “To Stuff &Mount a Mockingbird.” Atticus Finch is torn between his principles and his parental feelings when Scout gets tipsy at an Ole Miss toga party and crashes her car into a crowd of lacrosse players.
Telemundo: SERIAL: “Agony & Ecstasy” Michelangelo,already in financial desperation, receives the news that his model for the “Pieta” has run off with his model for “David”.
Channel 11: The Divine Situation Comedy Dante and Virgil are in a “hell” of a fix when Gluttony shows up for dinner and their new housekeeper turns out to be Sloth.
Channel 23: RYECATCHER!Holden Caulfield foils a plot to turn his old prep school into a right-wing military academy for neo-Nazis
Channel 7: SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5-0 Billy Pilgrim and his sidekick Kilgore Trout uncover a stolen car ring run by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who have been making off with every Studebaker left on Earth.
Channel 10: YOU’RE TURNING INTO A BIG FAT BUG, CHARLIE BROWN! The Peanuts gang star in an animated version of Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.” With music by Vince Guaraldi and Phillip Glass.
Measure the walls. Count the ribs. Notch the long days. Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires with the broken hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals. Call old friends, and listen for echoes of distant voices. Organize your calendar. Dream of the beach. Look each way for the dim glow of light. Work on your reports. Review each of your life’s ten million choices. Endure moments of self-loathing. Find the evidence of those before you. Destroy it. Try to be very quiet, and listen for the sound of gears and moving water. Listen for the sound of your heart. Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope, where you can rest and wait. Be nostalgic. Think of all the things you did and could have done. Remember treading water in the center of the still night sea, your toes pointing again and again down, down into the black depths.
“In freewriting: never stop to look back, to cross something out, to wonder how to spell something, to wonder what word or thought to use, or to think about what you are doing. The only rule to follow in freewriting is to simply not stop writing. - Peter Elbow”—