The Reluctant Sailor, Chapter I: Soft Mad Children

written August 11, 2004   Chapter I: Soft Mad Children                                                                      September 11, 2001- April 23, 2002   The anti-beginning was on a Tuesday, but of course nothing has been the same since then. An English Lit. class was begining soon, at 9:30, and I was on Western Illinois Universoty’s campus more than an hour early. …

History Remembered By No One

December 2, 2012 Sunday “What is a book?”  was the obnoxious question I posed to May this morning, mimicking to the tag-team mockery of her Thursday dissertation defense ordeal. I could as easily ask “What is history?”  There are many kinds, infinite even, and not all concerning American commander-in-chiefs.  Just a clock hand ticks out…