Thursday, February 27, 2014
If you've perused How the Scots Invented Canada, you will understand, but bear with me. Above, you see Our Hero outside Rogart, which is in the same county as
Thursday, February 20, 2014
FREEDOM TO READ WEEK: (Feb. 23 to March 1)
Say Goodbye to John Steinbeck?
Back in the day, when I was writing songs and fronting a band (Ken McGoogan & the Immoral Minority), an elected government official began lobbying to ban Of Mice and Men from schools. He stood up in the legislature and brandished a petition. Having grown up reading Steinbeck -- along with Hemingway, London, Wolfe, and Fitzgerald, thanks to my father -- I did not take kindly to this. In fact, it brought out the Satirical Ken in me. But you'll see what I mean if you give a listen to Say Goodbye to John Steinbeck. . . .
I read a book last Friday for the first time in seventeen years. . . .