Suttree’s Knoxville 

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 

Some Thoughts on Election 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

Go Vote!

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!

Ntozake Shange’s poem “toussaint”

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”

The Short-Story Cycle

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