Marlene Hauser

Marlene Hauser

New Map of the Neighborhood

New Map of the Neighborhood

When the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood was released in January I went to see it, not because I actually watched the original ...
Turning the Tide, Listing the Good.

Turning the Tide, Listing the Good.

So much for the mention last month of my upcoming April interview with virtuoso author Anna Hope at the wonderful FT Weekend Oxford ...
Hauser & Hope talk Expectation. At the Oxford Literary Festival.

Hauser & Hope talk Expectation. At the Oxford Literary Festival.

One of the great perks of living in Oxford is having the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, which runs from March 27th until April 5th, ...
What I Learned from The Clean Plate.

What I Learned from The Clean Plate.

Continuing with last month’s “eat, sleep, work and play theme,” I want to introduce you to the fun-loving soccata. Apparently it’s similar ...
Why work? It’s all play. 2020.

Why work? It’s all play. 2020.

Happy New Decade! 2020. While I always celebrate a new year, the prospect of a new decade leaves me simply awestruck. A ten-year span?’ ...
Edward de Vere, Shakespeare & Me.

Edward de Vere, Shakespeare & Me.

Recently, a friend and past teacher of mine from Oxford University Continuing Education, award-winning author Rebecca Abrams, spoke and ...
Wake-Up Call: Freedom, Dignity & Happiness.

Wake-Up Call: Freedom, Dignity & Happiness.

A “wake-up call” is what the newscaster said this morning in reference to the horrendous fate suffered by 39 Vietnamese migrants found ...
Get Your Joy Going.

Get Your Joy Going.

October! The last quarter of 2019 already, and what a tremendous year it has been. I love this month because now we see the very last of ...