“A Polemic,” may be too grand a title for this blog. While not intending to be impassioned, I would like to lay out the reason why I labor each day to put a few ideas, most of them not my own, in to print. I owe that explanation to myself as well as to my readers. I write my
Regarding the 2016 presidential election, writer Clara Jeffery sums the results best: …a small electoral majority chose a candidate who openly embraced bigotry, who slurred war heroes and mocked the disabled, who bragged of sexual assault, who said he’d ro
If a reader of this blog has never listened to the radio broadcast, A Prairie Home Companion and heard Garrison Keillor’s stories of Lake Wobegon, I urge you to remedy the situation. Keillor is part of a long and illustrious line of American humorists of the 20-21st Century that s
Garrison Keillor of Lake Woebegone and Prairie Home Companion fame, wrote a short article entitled “Of Vice and Men,” a memoir about his younger days of striving to be a writer. Guided by the belief that ,” A true artists must engage with dark forces,” (The Week, 10/3/12, pg.
I e-mailed a friend, a former student of mine, the other day as we hadn’t communicated for a while. Naturally, I asked how he was and the answer came back just as I had hoped. He was fine. His family was fine. His job was fine. He added that he was reacquainting himself with the pia