As I was working in my new shop for Emerald Coast Tours the other day, a guy poked his head in the door and said he was curious what was moving in there. He had been seeing us work for the last couple weeks and when he saw the bikes and segways, he knew it was us. Then he asked if I was Nic Schuck. … Continue reading A Stranger Lifted My Spirits
Heading to Knoxville in the morning on the drive back to Pensacola after spending Thanksgiving week visiting the in-laws in Cincinnati. I’ve never been to Knoxville, but feel like I know the city pretty well after reading Cormac McCarthy’s early works, especially Suttree on numerous occasions. I’m excited to see these places in person. While googling around on how to locate the spots mentioned in … Continue reading Suttree’s Knoxville
If you like audio books, here ya go. Head over to audible.com, enter the code and enjoy listening to Native Moments. If you like the book though consider buying it as a way to say thanks and don’t forget to tell your friends about it. These codes will get you a free download of Native Moments. It was narrated by Dan Jones. If one doesn’t … Continue reading Free Book!
Anthem By Leonard Cohen The birds they sang at the break of day Start again I heard them say Don’t dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. Ah the wars they will be fought again The holy dove She will be caught again bought and sold and bought again the dove is never free. Ring the bells that still can … Continue reading Leonard Cohen, 1934 – 2016
First, this song comes to mind. Melodramatic? Maybe. Have we all just become reality TV participants? At least we know Hillary wasn’t cut out for the job. She couldn’t even rig an election correctly. Election Day should be a national holiday celebrated by sitting in a tavern and having arm wrestling matches. My daughter, she’s six, when she woke up the next morning and we … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Election 2016
Would be great to hear the Doctor’s thoughts on this year’s elections. Whoever you are planning on voting for, the important thing to do is vote. It’s easy to think that it doesn’t matter, especially when our options are between a cockroach and shit sandwich. But we have to vote. You have to make a decision. And tomorrow evening will be the beginning of an … Continue reading Go Vote!
I’m not going to ruin this poem with any commentary. Just read and enjoy. I’m open to discussion in the comments, but I’m not starting it. Ntozake Shange already did. lady in brown de library waz right down from de trolly tracks cross from de laundry-mat thru de big shinin floors & granite pillars ol st. louis is famous for i found toussaint but not … Continue reading Ntozake Shange’s poem “toussaint”
When teaching a book that uses this word, what do most people prefer when reading it aloud? Skip it or read it? I addressed this issue with my class prior to studying Etheridge Knight’s poem “Dark Prophecy: I Sing of Shine.” The consensus was to skip it, yet when I did so, I felt that I was cheating Etheridge Knight, that I was changing his … Continue reading The N-Word
The definition of the short-story cycle is something along the lines of “an interconnected collection of stories.” The definition is a bit vague and people can argue which works are considered a “short-story cycle,” but some of the ones that are usually agreed on are In Our Time, Dubliners, Go Down, Moses, and Winesburg, Ohio. I would include a few of my favorites: What We … Continue reading The Short-Story Cycle