I had intended to write a nice piece today for Murderby4 for my usual Sunday post.
Yesterday I spent the afternoon at a book signing at Deer Run Winery, and enjoyed a lovely warm day with good wine and better conversations with book lovers.
Aside from a raging headache that hit me on the way home, all was well and the day was a success. Until I woke up at 1:30 this morning with a case of food poisoning. I don't know how much sleep I got, but it wasn't much. And now I feel weak as a dishrag.
My sweet daughter and wife have been taking care of me - wet cloth on the forehead, and my favorite movie on the TV. I'm watching To Kill a Mockingbird for the gazillionth time, and it's as enjoyable and fresh and poignant as it was the first time I saw it when I was a child.
If you have a moment in the near future, buy this gem and treat yourself to what I believe is the most important and well-done movie of our time. Here's the link for the DVD. I guarantee this will be the best 12 bucks you've ever spent!
And here's the original novel by Harper Lee. Click to buy.