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A friend described Universal Studios in Orlando as a “watershed of American culture”. Ignoring his sarcasm, I still wanted to see Harry Potter’s world and experience fire-breathing dragons, and simulated rides. And Potter’s world of fantasy proved well worth tolerating … Continued

Whitman, themes repeated

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It’s appropriate to write another Walt Whitman piece this month since May 31 will be the 197th anniversary of his birth. Bruce Noll is a poet, writer, professor, and friend who performs PURE GRASS, a dramatic program he composed using … Continued

Walt Whitman’s birthday celebration!

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Montgomery County Literary Arts Council celebrates the anniversary of Walt’s birthday. The theme this year ~ Walt Whitman – the First Hippie The event coincided with the theme of the recently published anthology of poetry, Far Out – Poems of … Continued

Best Female Characters in Literature

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Elizabeth Bennet -Pride and Prejudice  Natasha Rostova -War and Peace  Jane Eyre -Jane Eyre Anna Karenina- Anna Karenina Lady Macbeth -Macbeth Hester Prynne -The Scarlet Letter Becky Sharp -Vanity Fair Catherine Earnshaw -Wuthering Heights Marianne Dashwood -Sense and Sensibility Scout … Continued

San Antonio Book Festival

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San Antonio Book Festival Fun, great place with wonderful fans and book lovers Jasmine as she stands with me after making the first paperback purchase of my newly released novel.   Jasmine commented she was drawn to the booth because … Continued

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