One was from Terry Sanford, the former governor, Duke University president and a person who almost singlehandedly let the rest of the world know we weren't all Junior Sample from Hee Haw down here in North Carolina.
Sanford had appreciated something I'd written and called to invite me to lunch. I, unfortunately,...
Mark Twain described a classic book as one that everyone loves but no one has read.
That is so often true that I long ago stopped asking “What was it about?” when someone starts raving about how much they loved Fahrenheit 451 or To Kill a Mockingbird or the other great books Mrs. Martin assigned in her 10th grade English class at Richmond Senior High School.
Riddick recently, I told him "You know, this may be the
last time you'll be able to eat out in public without
people hounding you for an autograph."
He poo-pooed the idea, but Riddick has been running around with bona fide movie stars Taraji P. Henson - that's "Cookie" to you Empire fans - and Sam Rockwell, and Riddick's character was central to the action of t...