Random Thoughts, Encroaching Christmas Edition

Random Thoughts, December 9th Edition: When it comes to Homer, there are Iliad people and there are Odyssey people. I am an Odyssey man, myself. The journey towards over the swords. The cagey man over the ragey man. The ship's keel over the hero's heel. Shopping? You say you're done with your shopping? Must mean … Continue reading Random Thoughts, Encroaching Christmas Edition

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For Authors, Goodreads’ “Giveaway” Program Becomes a Misnomer

News Flash: Four days remain for Goodreads members to sign up for a free copy of my new book, Lost Sherpa of Happiness. If you do the Goodreads thing, you can sign up for a lightning's bolt chance┬áhere. I've spoken to the GR's Giveaway program before on these pages and have decidedly ambivalent feelings about … Continue reading For Authors, Goodreads’ “Giveaway” Program Becomes a Misnomer

In Garrison Keillor Case, Minnesota Public Radio Tosses Bathwater with Baby

Most people know Garrison Keillor for his Prairie Home Companion, a long-running radio show that now stars a younger host after Keillor retired from it. For poets, though, Keillor was better known as the voice for┬áThe Writer's Almanac--a daily dose of poetry heard over the airwaves and a vast on-line treasury of archived poetry. No … Continue reading In Garrison Keillor Case, Minnesota Public Radio Tosses Bathwater with Baby