What Are Your Earliest Memory Signposts?

by James Wallace Harris, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 When I was young I thought people all saw the same external reality. Over time I learned that we each have a variety of different perceptional abilities, and no, the external reality didn’t look the same to everyone. I still believe there is only one external reality, … Continue reading “What Are Your Earliest Memory Signposts?”

Favorite Novels

These aren’t just the novels I emotionally loved, but books I admired, respected,  recommend, want to remember, plan to reread, studied and want to study. This list is a work of memory – of both recalling what I’ve read over a lifetime, and a listing to remind me who I am by what I’ve read. … Continue reading “Favorite Novels”

Why Do I Love Old Black and White TV Shows and Movies?

by James Wallace Harris, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Normally I watch the latest hit TV shows, usually on Netflix, HBO, or Amazon Prime. Generally, I watch these shows with friends. I’ve gotten so I don’t like watching TV alone. However, when I do, it’s because I’m too tired to do anything else and it’s too … Continue reading “Why Do I Love Old Black and White TV Shows and Movies?”

Autobiography of Reading

by James Wallace Harris This is a history of the people who put the ideas in my head. From my best guestimates, I’ve read over 2,000 books. Most were no better than mediocre television, just escapism to occupy my mind. But the best books are ones that shaped my thinking and haunt my memories. I feel … Continue reading “Autobiography of Reading”

Movie Memories From Growing Up

By James Wallace Harris, Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Yesterday I watched two movies I had first seen in the 3rd and 5th grades. I don’t know what spurred this bout of nostalgia, but I wondered enough to write this essay. I don’t think I’m unique in wanting to see shows again from childhood. I often … Continue reading “Movie Memories From Growing Up”