A couple of her stories involved nurses, I wouldn't be surprised if she had training in that field because she was spot on with the little details as well as the better known picture. S'pose I could Google and find out.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
I'm so sorry to hear this, I had not heard. I had the great privilege of hearing Mr. Williams read some of his poetry here in New Orleans at the Maple Leaf which has the longest running weekly poetry readings in the country. This was circa 1989 or 90. His son Robert, aka "Rockin' Bob" was a regular at the Maple Leaf for a number of years. He was warm, funny and witty, no pretense at all. After the reading he hung out with the lot of us and regaled us with great stories but, he was also a really good listener, not wanting to take center stage. It was a kind of impromptu barroom banter and he was right at home. R.I.P.
R.I. P. Robert Stone. A novelist who chronicled much of the happenings that occurred in the 1960's Beat generation, member of The Merry Pranksters along with Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsberg, Neil Cassidy, Jack Kerouac and many others. Likely not too well known in the literary world by many, but, was certainly an important chronicler of the era.
I really liked Tim -- and so did my grandmother although she told me afterwards that she was sure they never slept together. I have had The Thorn Birds on a shelf for more than 30 years, passed along to me by my parents and I am determined to getting around to reading it some day. I saw one or two episodes of the mini series back in its time.