Author: Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).
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Sunday Morning! Persona by Ingmar Bergman

Persona by Ingmar Bergman places two women in a cottage to find out what happens when we stop playing our roles and start becoming each other.

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Sunday Morning! “Time Regained” by Marcel Proust

We’ve reached the final volume of “In Search of Lost Time” and, finally, our hero has realized the work of his life comes in those moments in which joy, unexpectedly, breaks through the crust of ordinary experience. Now, he can get to work.


A Few Notes on COVID and Cats

I would compare having COVID to wading into a bog where you can’t see what lurks beneath the water-imagine the trash compactor in Star Wars.

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Sunday Morning! “The Fugitive” by Marcel Proust

There are many readers for whom “The Fugitive” is their favorite volume because it’s a psychologically rich depiction of heartbreak and its recovery, something to which we can all relate