Not heavy on literary events, 2016, though I’m rather proud of the lengths I went to in order to see Stephen King. It involved ten hours of driving, then five hours broiling on a sidewalk in the Louisville heat like a toad in a frying pan, dehydrated to the point I was near-hallucinating by… Read More Art Comes from the Place You Dream: An evening with Robert Olen Butler
route 66: the mother road herself A bit of photography for you this sunny (here, at least), temperate day. I stood in the middle of the road to get this shot, in the heart of an almost completely abandoned Route 66 virtual ghost town. All the former businesses were derelict, windows broken, insides filled with… Read More The Sunday Salon – August 27 Edition: The reading week. Bits of This and That. And Hitler.
A Small Hotel: A Novel by Robert Olen Butler Grove Press, August 2011 This is why I try to avoid reading other reviews of books before I write my own thoughts. According to a major newspaper's book blog, Butler's latest novel comes uncomfortably close to mirroring his own 1995 divorce, made infamous after an… Read More A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler