Monday, May 11, 2009
William F Buckley and Oxford
I met William F Buckley once, if you can count nodding your head and saying hello to a fellow as 'meeting' him. It was in Oxford, in the early 1990s, himself was here filming his sublime television show, Firing Line. The meeting simple, I was walking on the south side of the Square, William F Buckley and his entourage were heading into a restaurant and I am tall, happened to catch his eye as we passed and I nodded and said hello.
I have several transcripts from Firing Line that I read and reread often. I just really enjoy them. They all are programs where Buckley interviewed Malcolm Muggeridge, and Saint Mugg is an entirely new subject which I must post on sometime soon. My favourite non fiction writer. I never tire of him.
Now today was 11 May, and our weather in Oxford was very much like late fall in Donegal. What's with that lads and lassies?
Barry R McCain