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13 Dec 2008, 8:17 pm
., my colleagues at a faculty meeting, or the Buce family at a holiday dinner). [read post]
9 Dec 2008, 5:41 am
Buce reaadaloud club has embarked on a perusal of The Ambassadors by Henry James, the only one of the three big Henrys that we never read before. [read post]
8 Dec 2008, 4:46 am
Il Teatro Buce has screened a couple of documentaries lately and they are an instructive lesson in what is good--and what not-- in the form.The first was Up the Yangtze, which gets a 96 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating (link)--a number which surely tells you more about the reviewers than it does about the film. [read post]
7 Dec 2008, 7:16 pm
Buce Readaloud Club has just completed its perusal of The Makioka Sisters, Junichiro Tanizaki's longish, leisurely, family saga, structured around the lives of four--really, three--sisters in a genteel Japanese family in the years before Pearl Harbor (for earlier notes re Makioka, go here). [read post]
3 Dec 2008, 6:08 am
Buce now have Skype installed on their homebase computers, some 30 feet away from each other, across a patio and visible through glass doors. [read post]
16 Nov 2008, 2:46 am
[Italics mine-Buce]Mark Perry, who is somewhere to the right of Ivanhoe Bruce Bartlett on this one, points out that the average per hour compensation at the big three is aobut $73; at the US operations of Japan-based companies, about $44 (link). [read post]
13 Nov 2008, 11:37 pm
But, shorter Buce on education: college expenses are so high because parents/kids (backed by the sovereign) have been willing to pay. [read post]
11 Nov 2008, 12:21 am
Buce, the commander of the good ship Netflix, brought it on board and we gave it a whirl. [read post]
13 Oct 2008, 2:00 pm
Chez Buce just completed a readaloud Natsume Soseki's Kokoro, by all accounts one of the most populer, perhaps emblematic, novels of the Meiji Era in Japan. [read post]
11 Oct 2008, 12:33 am
The Buce household witnessed a screening last night of Woman in the Dunes. [read post]
6 Oct 2008, 2:29 am
Buce won the grand prize in the lottery at her high school reunion last night. [read post]
2 Oct 2008, 4:30 pm
Buce enjoyed a viewing of Scoop, the other night--not the Woody Allen Scoop, but the earlier movie based on the Evelyn novel. [read post]
29 Sep 2008, 1:19 am
Thank you all for coming to hear my opinion this evening. [read post]
1 Sep 2008, 9:49 pm
When I was first living on my own and earning the princely sum of $37 a week, I decided to tone up my squalid existence with a bit of classical music. [read post]
17 Aug 2008, 5:12 pm
The crowd at Chez Buce has been watching some Japanese classics lately--Mrs. [read post]
8 Aug 2008, 9:02 pm
Buce Readaloud first: a book to be read from a computer screen (yes, I know I could print it out, but why bother?). [read post]
16 Jul 2008, 7:01 pm
Here's Bob in an academic but non-bankrupt mood:I recommend Straight Man by Richard Russo because Buce will only let me pick one book. [read post]
23 Jun 2008, 3:29 am
Buce have responded more directly, choosing rather to park their car on its side. [read post]