Friday, November 27, 2015


"Brooklyn" is a very good, maybe great film and I was very moved by it, but can't figure out exactly how it did this. The San Francisco Chronicle's long time film critic, Mick LaSalle, felt the same way about the film but had more insights than I did, so I'm linking to his review.

I highly recommend seeing this movie.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hollywood Cemetery

One of my favorite places in Richmond VA is Hollywood Cemetery. I've already blogged about it but on my recent trip we went to a different part of it. This dog is guarding a child's grave.

People leave toys.

Apparently there was a fashion for fake tree stump tombstones in the 19th Century.

There was also a fashion for books.

This is a much more Classical approach.

As the stone wears away, certain features erode and others take on a bizarre prominence.

It's good for San Franciscans to experience real Autumn.