"I can remember when I was writing Fried
Green Tomatoes," Flagg told CNN, "I stopped acting and I went through a bad
financial period and I almost lost a house and I was living very close to the
bone. And yet I found out I was happier than I'd ever been because my priorities
were straight and I was doing something I loved."
BUT my research for a vegetarian option brought me to
this web site for a new product. A synthetic, non perishable, reusable
gelatin-like printing plate! For me the big drawback initially is the limited
size. Then there will be the test to see if the results can match a true gelatin
print... just placed my order, so we'll soon see~
No Go~ Looks like gelatin, feels sort of like gelatin,
definitely does not smell like gelatin, wouldn't taste the gelatin if you paid
me, but Agar tastes something like semi-solid water... too fugitive, too
fragile, definitely not a substitute, and no prints to speak of. Bummer!
"I was very careful never to take an
interesting job. Not an interesting one. I took lots of jobs. But if you have an
interesting job you get interested in it. I also began in those years to keep
early hours. [...] If anybody has a job and starts at 9, there's no reason why
they can't get up at 4:30 or five and write for a couple of hours, and give
their employers their second-best effort of the day — which is what I
One of the reasons I love the Writer's Almanac is learning about these people whom I have known in a sense, by virture of having read their books... learning a bit more of their history, what drove them, their failures ,and successes...
Robert Pirsig wrote: "The place to improve the world is first
in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there. Other
people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk
about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting
Live with Art!