There is something greater than the life of the cities, greater than money or possessions; there is a manhood that can never be taken away. For this, one gives everything

James Salter:  “Solo Faces”

Not at first, and not until you accept that you are mortal, do you begin to realize that life and death are the same thing.

James Salter:  “Burning the Days”


A year ago James Salter died at age 90.  He was a superb writer and his book “Light Years” is an important part of my life.