on assignment ::

“Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?”

⏤ Lawrence Durrell, Justine

hal klopper's sampling of essays

True Texas

Franklin D. Roosevelt stayed here, as did Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb (“We deactivated his room,” says the hotel’s website).


How delighted. . .we would all be by radio! and we would say, “What a marvelous thing it is, you can get the programs and you don’t have to watch it!”

The Closer

Frankly, I’ve not come all the way here to help out a Concierge. If she needs help, she should call Maintenance. Or a therapist.