December 31st, 2008

Chris Keeley




Dear Friends

This last day of the year 2008
All of us can come together at 
To enjoy spectacular images from the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER Earthcam - LIVE - from Reykjavik, Iceland 
- a special program made for this day.
        On New Year’s Eve, The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit from: 
                Reykjavik: 5pm to 10am
                New York : midday to 5am
                Los Angeles: 9am to 2am
View the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER Earthcam here
As we enter the New Year, we will be watching the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER and its warm light together. 
Know that our light will be sending the light of love to all planets of the Universe as well. 
On this day, I wish to express my love for all of us, including other beings on Earth.

Chris Keeley

J.D. Salinger was writing love letters to my mother and wanted to give her the manuscript Catcher in

J.D. Salinger was writing love letters to my mother and wanted to give her the manuscript Catcher in the Rye.  Lucky for me she chose my dad...
December 31, 2008

Still Paging Mr. Salinger

On Thursday, J. D. Salinger turns 90. There probably won't be a party, or if there is we'll never know. For more than 50 years Mr. Salinger has lived in seclusion in the small town of Cornish, N.H. For a while it used to be a journalistic sport for newspapers and magazines to send reporters up to Cornish in hopes of a sighting, or at least a quotation from a garrulous local, but Mr. Salinger hasn't been photographed in decades now and the neighbors have all clammed up. He's been so secretive he makes Thomas Pynchon seem like a gadabout.

Mr. Salinger's disappearing act has succeeded so well, in fact, that it may be hard for readers who aren't middle-aged to appreciate what a sensation he once caused. With its very first sentence, his novel "The Catcher in the Rye," which came out in 1951, introduced a brand-new voice in American writing, and it quickly became a cult book, a rite of passage for the brainy and disaffected. "Nine Stories," published two years later, made Mr. Salinger a darling of the critics as well, for the way it dismantled the traditional architecture of the short story and replaced it with one in which a story could turn on a tiny shift of mood or tone.

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