Sir Christopher Lee has died at age 93. He played Dracula, Fu Manchu, Saruman, Count Dooku, Bond villain Scaramanga, and Frankenstein’s monsters – among many other roles – in a career that spanned over 250 movies. He could trace his lineage back to Charlemagne, he released a heavy metal album at 92, and he seems to have been respected and loved by many who worked with him. He never retired; he went on acting right up till the end.
You Are Not Dr. Seuss. A good analysis of why so many Dr. Seuss imitators fail so badly. (Answer: among other virtues, Dr. Seuss commanded not only excellent rhyme but also excellent meter. Most people only get the rhyme.) My own poetry is far from perfect, but I have long prided myself on sterling meter.
Astounding scientific fact: this weekend, our planet will make two complete rotations. Don’t miss it! See you Monday.