Note to the Readership.
Book, Film, and Blog recommendations will be restored.
There was a minor crisis in the template where all my customizations were wiped out in the left-nav. In fact, the site was wiped out entirely, so if you visited at some point in the past 3 hours and found only a brown blank page... that was not an artistic statement.
All will be restored soon, but I have houseguests coming, and 3 bathrooms to clean.
But I want to recommend Thoroughly Modern Millie -- not the show of the same name, but the blog of 81 year old Millie Garfield, callin' 'em like she sees 'em after viewing life since 1925. Enjoy.