Consultation No. 3 – With John Steinbeck

Here we are up to our ankles in yet another imagined conversation with an American writer whose work has been, and continues to be, acclaimed for the passion of his characters, even when he leaves them subject on occasion to a side-splitting, acerbic humor. Charley, Steinbeck’s dog, ┬áhas been dead some forty years on the…

Hope and Catastrophe

image via ethicalcomment.wordpress.com After the attack on the U.S. by Al Qaida, I – like most Americans – was moved to do…something. Now, I'm a fairly undemonstrative person, anyway, and not one to rush into jingoism in instances like 9/11. So after letting the whole thing ferment for a couple of days, I thought: such events…