Thoughts on Selected Pieces by Joan Didion (Slouching Towards Bethlehem)

There’s a new documentary of Joan Didion coming up this month on Netflix, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, directed by her nephew, actor Griffin Dunne (“Who’s That Girl”, Frasier: “The Friend” - one of the best episodes), that I can’t wait to see. As my tribute, I’m posting a few of my thoughts … Continue reading Thoughts on Selected Pieces by Joan Didion (Slouching Towards Bethlehem)

The Robert E. Lee Monument – The First Monument of Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA

The first monument erected on Richmond’s Monument Avenue was the Robert E. Lee Monument. Located in Lee Circle (within the intersection now known as Allen Avenue and Monument Avenue), the statue, commemorating the South’s Lost Cause, was unveiled on May 29, 1890 to much fanfare and controversy. The Lee Monument has been a vital focal … Continue reading The Robert E. Lee Monument – The First Monument of Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA