Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) wrote dozens of books, includingÂ The Black Cauldron, the source ofÂ this quote. Â The book is the second in the five-volume Chronicles of Prydain series, which I dearly loved (both then and now). Â The 1985 Disney movie of the
Monday Meme #41 — Urban Camoflage
Nothing deep or political this week — just a humorous observationÂ from game designer Will Wright, creator of SimCity and The Sims.
Monday Meme #40 — Jesus Wasn’t Conservative
I gathered the quotations in my collection not by gleaning other collections, but from my own reading. Â Also, in some cases, from my own listening. Â This one comes from a caller on the sadly defunct Air America Radio, in May
Monday Meme #39 — Andre Dubus
Andre Dubus (1936-1999) was a writer, who (in the words of his New York Times obituary) “was devoted to the art of the short story.” Â Â In 1986 he was struck by a car while helping a pair of stranded
Monday Meme #38 — Always a Way Out
H.L. Mencken (1880-1958) was a scholar, journalist, and author, known for many works including The American Language and his satirical reporting on the Scopes “Monkey Trial” (a term he coined). Â Some of his views, especially on race, are downright reprehensible
Monday Meme #37 — Duct Tape
Garrison Keillor (official website) is a writer and humorist, best known for being the creator and star of the radio show A Prairie Home Companion (from which he retired after a 40+ year run in 2016).
Monday Meme #36 — Timbers Army
If you ask me, “What’s your favorite football team?” I’ll probably answer “The Portland Timbers.” (If I don’t, the answer will be “The Portland Thorns.”) Â This is in no small part thanks to the Timbers Army, a supporters group which
Monday Meme #35 — Looking Through Darkness
Haruki Murakami (b. Jaunary 12, 1949) (official website) is a Japanese writer of works ranging from fantastical fiction to oral history. Â This quote is from his acceptance speech after winning the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award in November 2016.
Monday Meme #34 — Truth and Tragedy
Sportswriter Bud Geracie is presently the executive sports editor of the San Jose Mercury News; this quote originates from one of his “In the Wake of the Week” sports columns, from about 20 years ago.