July 29th, 2016

The Red Tree

"Can you chase this fire away?"

The heat has broken, outside, at least. When we went to bed, it was 85˚F in the house. When we woke, it was still 82˚F. Now, it's gone down to 81˚F, even though it's only 74˚F outside. Sadly, the heavy rain we were expecting has been taken out of the forecast.

I slept only about four hours, but it was sleep of a better quality than I've been getting.

I sat here in my office all day yesterday, too hot and too sick, but too stubborn to give up. I accomplished nothing. Not really.

I'm up to 1955 on The List.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thank you.

Last night, we watched the brilliant, but undeniably peculiar, The Lady from Shanghai. If Welles' original cut had survived (about an hour longer than the 87-minute theatrical cut), it would likely prove to be the greatest film noir.

Aunt Beast