Two news items has made me very distraught:
1). The stage has lost one of its best friends: Arthur Miller, playwright of Death of a Salesman passed away.
2). The British throne has seen some scandals and many anni horribili in its day… but this one is an all-time low… Prince Charles has announced his engagement to “that woman” – Camilla Parker Bowles. Although neither Charles nor Parker Bowles will ever accede to the throne, the Crown is hesitant to show any public acceptance of this impending marriage: generously bequeathing her the title: HRH Princess Consort… Not since the days of Anne Boleyn has England seen a more bewitching (not in a good way) social climber… even the American divorcee Wallace Warfield Simpson had some dignity about her seduction of the late Duke of Windsor.