Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 Terra Nova, Terra Firma: 

This time, Kathryn blinked away her introspection along with her tears. “I was remembering how much I wanted to see what was on the other side of that grove of trees just across from here. And how today would be the perfect day for a picnic on that glade on the far shore. There’d better be a basket in that boat!”
Chakotay laughed in a way that let her know she wouldn’t be disappointed. She tugged his hand and took the last few steps down to the shoreline. As she held on tightly to the man she’d loved, and lost, and loved again, Kathryn decided that maybe Thomas Wolfe was wrong; maybe it *was* possible to ‘go home again.’ And for the first time in years, she began to openly ponder the possibilities.


 If you want to call out famous authors, please do it with Star Trek: Voyager fan fiction. It just makes you credible.

Terra Nova, Terra Firma:

This time, Kathryn blinked away her introspection along with her tears. “I was remembering how much I wanted to see what was on the other side of that grove of trees just across from here. And how today would be the perfect day for a picnic on that glade on the far shore. There’d better be a basket in that boat!”

Chakotay laughed in a way that let her know she wouldn’t be disappointed. She tugged his hand and took the last few steps down to the shoreline. As she held on tightly to the man she’d loved, and lost, and loved again, Kathryn decided that maybe Thomas Wolfe was wrong; maybe it *was* possible to ‘go home again.’ And for the first time in years, she began to openly ponder the possibilities.

If you want to call out famous authors, please do it with Star Trek: Voyager fan fiction. It just makes you credible.

Friday, September 12, 2014
 Views from QCA: 

Wolfe got it wrong, you can go home again — to Moline
In 1940 Thomas Wolfe’s novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” was released. The phrase has been used time and time again to mean that one cannot return home and relive their youthful memories because they will always fail. I have found this not to be true of coming back to Moline, Illinois. My hometown… … Each time I come back I realize that Thomas Wolfe was wrong. Recently I returned to Moline for my 25th class reunion and then a conference I attended… . . I appreciate everyone I saw, and talked to, during that week home. But more than that I know I can always come home to my friends, my family and great memories. And no matter the circumstances they will just be glad to take me in and welcome me “home”.
Whoever said, “You can’t go home again” wasn’t from Moline, Illinois.


 You’re correct. Wolfe was not from Moline, which you could have answered on your own with a simple Google search.

Views from QCA:

Wolfe got it wrong, you can go home again — to Moline

In 1940 Thomas Wolfe’s novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” was released. The phrase has been used time and time again to mean that one cannot return home and relive their youthful memories because they will always fail. I have found this not to be true of coming back to Moline, Illinois. My hometown… … Each time I come back I realize that Thomas Wolfe was wrong. Recently I returned to Moline for my 25th class reunion and then a conference I attended… . . I appreciate everyone I saw, and talked to, during that week home. But more than that I know I can always come home to my friends, my family and great memories. And no matter the circumstances they will just be glad to take me in and welcome me “home”.

Whoever said, “You can’t go home again” wasn’t from Moline, Illinois.

You’re correct. Wolfe was not from Moline, which you could have answered on your own with a simple Google search.

Monday, September 8, 2014
 So This is New York: 

Two Writers Find Wolfe Wrong About Going Home
John Hutchens and I were chatting about the saying of Thomas Wolfe that “You Can’t Go Home Again.” John and I don’t believe it … He told me of a man they called the Human Fly … . he would climb the outside of the local bank building… . “You know why I don’t climb the public library,” he would always ask the reporter, who always dutifully said, “No.”
“Because there are too many stories in it,” he would say, and go off laughing.


 Hey, Mister Human Fly dude. This is our blog and the bad jokes are supposed to come from us. Thanks.

So This is New York:

Two Writers Find Wolfe Wrong About Going Home

John Hutchens and I were chatting about the saying of Thomas Wolfe that “You Can’t Go Home Again.” John and I don’t believe it … He told me of a man they called the Human Fly … . he would climb the outside of the local bank building… . “You know why I don’t climb the public library,” he would always ask the reporter, who always dutifully said, “No.”

“Because there are too many stories in it,” he would say, and go off laughing.

Hey, Mister Human Fly dude. This is our blog and the bad jokes are supposed to come from us. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
 A Lesson in Double Standards: 

Thomas Wolfe was wrong – you can go home again.
From the time I was born until just past my 18th birthday, I went to church in my hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss., most every time the doors were open. Full disclosure: it was not always willingly. When we were young, my brother, sister and I would ask Dad, “Do we have to go to church today?” He would always answer, “They’re havin’ it, aren’t they?”


 We feel the dad’s logic of “They’re havin’ it, aren’t they?” doesn’t apply to wars, orgies, and raver parties.

A Lesson in Double Standards:

Thomas Wolfe was wrong – you can go home again.

From the time I was born until just past my 18th birthday, I went to church in my hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss., most every time the doors were open. Full disclosure: it was not always willingly. When we were young, my brother, sister and I would ask Dad, “Do we have to go to church today?” He would always answer, “They’re havin’ it, aren’t they?”

We feel the dad’s logic of “They’re havin’ it, aren’t they?” doesn’t apply to wars, orgies, and raver parties.

Friday, August 29, 2014
 Meet my girlfriend, Sweatpants: 

Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you can’t go home again. I’m a 26-year-old single male and I go home every Sunday - with my laundry. My parents would rather I bring a wife than laundry, but I prefer laundry, since I don’t have to commit to it… … . “He’s going to turn out like Bert,” my father says to my mother. Bert is my uncle. He’s 39, handsome, in good shape. He has a great job, drives two sports cars and lives in a restored, Victorian home in Squirrel Hill. Uncle Bert is a bachelor.


 Kid, it’s time you realize Uncle Bert is too busy searching for his Ernie.

Meet my girlfriend, Sweatpants:

Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you can’t go home again. I’m a 26-year-old single male and I go home every Sunday - with my laundry. My parents would rather I bring a wife than laundry, but I prefer laundry, since I don’t have to commit to it… … . “He’s going to turn out like Bert,” my father says to my mother. Bert is my uncle. He’s 39, handsome, in good shape. He has a great job, drives two sports cars and lives in a restored, Victorian home in Squirrel Hill. Uncle Bert is a bachelor.

Kid, it’s time you realize Uncle Bert is too busy searching for his Ernie.

Monday, August 25, 2014
 Veronicas are from Mars: 

Author Thomas Wolfe professed you can’t go home again. “Veronica Mars” proves him wrong. This trip back to her old mystery-solving stomping ground is pleasantly entertaining for the uniformed and a perfect thank you to all of the loyal fans… … .
Veronica Mars opens nationally in theaters Friday, but it is not showing at theaters in the Fresno region.


 Veronica Mars has the audacity to skip Fresno? This is a travesty! “Raisin Capital of the World” used to mean something!

Veronicas are from Mars:

Author Thomas Wolfe professed you can’t go home again. “Veronica Mars” proves him wrong. This trip back to her old mystery-solving stomping ground is pleasantly entertaining for the uniformed and a perfect thank you to all of the loyal fans… … .

Veronica Mars opens nationally in theaters Friday, but it is not showing at theaters in the Fresno region.

Veronica Mars has the audacity to skip Fresno? This is a travesty! “Raisin Capital of the World” used to mean something!

Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong turned 1 today!

Thomas Wolfe Was Wrong turned 1 today!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
 TW, Phone Home: 

Ever since “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” was released on VHS in 1988, home has been where the heartlight is.
But that hasn’t stopped a galaxy of E.T. imitators, fronters, wannabes and poseurs from beaming onto movie screens over the past 25 years. I’m looking at you, “Mac and Me.” … … .
Because the best “E.T.” knockoffs are often the most self-aware. (Think “Attack the Block” or “WALL-E.”) While Steven Spielberg knows how to capture childhood in a bottle, “Echo’s” first-time writer Henry Gayden and first-time director Dave Green only capture childishness in buckets.
Thomas Wolfe was right: Most filmmakers really can’t go home — or phone home — again.


 If our son directed Earth To Echo, we wouldn’t want him to phone home either.

TW, Phone Home:

Ever since “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” was released on VHS in 1988, home has been where the heartlight is.

But that hasn’t stopped a galaxy of E.T. imitators, fronters, wannabes and poseurs from beaming onto movie screens over the past 25 years. I’m looking at you, “Mac and Me.” … … .

Because the best “E.T.” knockoffs are often the most self-aware. (Think “Attack the Block” or “WALL-E.”) While Steven Spielberg knows how to capture childhood in a bottle, “Echo’s” first-time writer Henry Gayden and first-time director Dave Green only capture childishness in buckets.

Thomas Wolfe was right: Most filmmakers really can’t go home — or phone home — again.

If our son directed Earth To Echo, we wouldn’t want him to phone home either.

Friday, August 15, 2014
 Vintage Kenya: 

The people are wonderful here, but they do drink and fight and shoot each other, and there was a Mau Mau emergency, and my name isn’t J. M. Barrie, and the book was not about Peter Pan… … … . . I am very much afraid that Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you can’t go home again. I’ve been here quite a spell and my nose is still unpunched. And this is a country where they punch first and reason why later.


 Too bad you couldn’t just leave Thomas Wolfe’s nose unpunched.

Vintage Kenya:

The people are wonderful here, but they do drink and fight and shoot each other, and there was a Mau Mau emergency, and my name isn’t J. M. Barrie, and the book was not about Peter Pan… … … . . I am very much afraid that Thomas Wolfe was wrong when he said you can’t go home again. I’ve been here quite a spell and my nose is still unpunched. And this is a country where they punch first and reason why later.

Too bad you couldn’t just leave Thomas Wolfe’s nose unpunched.

Monday, August 11, 2014
 A Tale of Two Personalities: 

Thomas Wolfe was wrong: you can go home again
Depending on who you talk to, I’m either Michael Landon in Little House on the Prairie or Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast.


 Harrison Ford? We think you’re more of a Nellie Oleson type.

A Tale of Two Personalities:

Thomas Wolfe was wrong: you can go home again

Depending on who you talk to, I’m either Michael Landon in Little House on the Prairie or Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast.

Harrison Ford? We think you’re more of a Nellie Oleson type.