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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I spent some time a few years ago, writing an Advent devotional for myself. I had selected verses to take me from the beginning of the Advent season all the way to Epiphany. When I was growing up, in our … Continue reading
I missed last year’s party, because I was in Oregon, so I was certainly looking forward to this year’s festivities. Once again we gathered at the Montrose Bowl for our fun evening. We had a good turn out. Montrose does … Continue reading
During the holidays I house-sat and took care of a pair of cats. They were very sociable cats. Boo was a purring machine and she turns it on as soon as she is touched. She even allowed the Creature to … Continue reading
So Saturday, I was out all day, and the Creature wanted an explanation. I told him that in the morning I had my screenwriters group, like I often do. So he accepted that. Then I explained that in the afternoon, … Continue reading
I grew up in Jackson, Michigan, and for me memories of celebrations of the Fourth of July are inextricably tied to memories of the Cascades. For those unfamiliar with this lovely attraction in my hometown — it’s a massive fountain, … Continue reading
Yeah, I know. I’m posting this a month after the event, and the day before the January CAPS meeting. Sometimes, one just falls behind on these little recitations of activities. The party itself happened on our usual meeting date of … Continue reading
I had a quiet day yesterday, with a visit to Starbucks. Coffee and a sandwich and some time in a different environment, where I did some writing. It amused me to be the only one in the place working long-hand … Continue reading
Several years ago, I sat down to write a short story for Christmas. I wanted to set it in the Holy Land. But I wanted it to be something different than most of the “Holy Land Christmas stories” I’d read. … Continue reading
One of the sad things about this year for me, at least in terms of being able to follow through on my own personal Christmas traditions, is that I haven’t been able to print my own cards, or mail them … Continue reading