Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Desire

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Those Halcyon Days of Yore

Lynn and I recently took in a movie at the good ole Ridgeway Four.   Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (PG-13) tells the story of an American screenwriter’s visit to Paris with his fussy fiancée and her parents.   The screenwriter, Gil Pender (played by Owen Wilson), is successful as a self-described “Hollywood hack.”   (Allen engages in some vicarious self-deprecation through Wilson’s character.)   But what Gil really wants to do is write great literature, and... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 20

Where the Wildean Things Are

Lately I’ve encountered a few situations wherein someone got whatever it was he or she thought they wanted, maybe even longed for: someone’s affections or acceptance, an accomplishment, or the acquisition of something new.   But soon thereafter they find themselves in the throes of dissatisfaction.   It’s common to everyone’s experience sooner or later—how well I remember the surprising let-down years ago after buying the vehicle I’d long wanted— especially the more weighted our... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 11