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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A few weeks ago on Facebook, someone commented in passing that they really needed to find a good thesaurus. The commenter was a friend of a friend, and so I don’t recall who it was. The pertinent fact was that … Continue reading
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
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’ve been thinking a lot about the impact of words lately. I’ve had a number of editing jobs, covering different types of material: a biblical fantasy, a children’s book, an academic thesis, and a scholarly analytic volume. Each required a … Continue reading
My plan had been to leave Pacoima early – by 5:30, ideally. That would have meant reaching San Diego before 8, and taking the trolley to the convention center, picking up my badge quickly and being on the spot when … Continue reading
I’ve been reading Ray Bradbury: the Last Interview this last week. I’d recently come to realize how much Bradbury had influence my own writing. I had not thought about it because I wasn’t a reader who was immersed in his writing. … Continue reading
On Facebook earlier today, artist Colleen Doran posted a link to an interesting blog article that featured some comments by Mike Rowe about the “follow your passion” advice that usually gets passed around easily. Rowe’s comments gave me some food … Continue reading
The August meeting of CAPS played host to veteran writer George Clayton Johnson. He brought a lively string of tales about his days as a writer (which, he assured us, continue even now). George co-authored the novel Logan’s Run. So, he … Continue reading
I find it that sometimes and idea or concept that I have touched on in one work reappears in something else, often years later. Over the weekend, I set myself back to working on my devotional study of the First … Continue reading