The current featured article is "BREAKING THE PATTERN: ALAN GARNER'S THE OWL SERVICE AND THE MABINOGION"
This paper was presented at Mythcon 24 in 1993. It was an opportunity for me to write about a lovely little book I had always enjoyed. Years later, it had the advantage of being a rare piece of scholarship on the works of Alan Garner, which led to it being selected for inclusion in THE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE REVIEW, vol. 130.
I hope you will enjoy it!
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Category Archives: Personal
I’d actually meant to write this post in order to upload it on March 14. But I got distracted yesterday, and so missed that boat. But I figured I would go ahead and post it anyway. After all, it’s not … Continue reading
Jackson Libraries The Jackson, Michigan Carnegie Library When I was growing up in Jackson, the city’s Library was housed in a handsome blockish building downtown on Michigan Avenue. I’m not sure what age I was when I was first taken there … Continue reading
August 27th would have been my mother’s 99th birthday. I didn’t post anything anywhere about it, but I thought about it a lot. She died in 2007 a little more than a month after her 90th birthday. Thinking about the … Continue reading
I have taken on a house-sitting turn for some friends while they are away. Yesterday, I drove from the San Fernando Valley to San Clemente. I’m really going to have to do something about the broken air conditioner in my … Continue reading
Like many people, there are memoirs I want to write. Even if they are only for myself, to explain to myself what I see in my past. I have become very aware that the incidents that truly shape our characters … Continue reading
The last six months have been a wonderful time of refreshment here in Oregon. It has washed away a lot of the stresses that I’d been carrying for the last two years especially. The quiet and solitude have drained away … Continue reading
The Creature went on my rounds with me this morning because he felt I had shorted some of my charges in talking about my life here at Cascade Ranch. After I feed the donkeys and llamas, I head up to … Continue reading
Lately, the Creature from the Black Lagoon has been keeping quiet in his corner. I think he might have been pouting about all the time I have to spend attending to the ranch animals, but he hasn’t said anything about … Continue reading
Yesterday, I had to drive down from ranch to Yreka, California, in order to take care of the smog check for my car, needed for the annual registration. It was overdue, because I needed to wait for available time and … Continue reading