For all those who love to read (or write)
Sad or cheerful, the right words are full of music. They can even soothe the savage beast in us!


About Me

To E-mail me,
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Contact

My Fifth Book is Published:
Dancing With the Daffodils

My Short Stories Are Published:
Just Click here to read all about it.
And order it, too, if you wish,

Special Author's Page
Or, first read this sample below:

Sample from a Book of Short stories,
The Heart Ages,
But It Doesn't Grow Old,

just published by Outskirts Press, Inc.

The Mermaid and the Madman

Gateway to My
Copywriting Services:

Copywriting at Large

Gateway to My Blogs:
My MySpace Blogs
My Blogspot Blogs

The Baxter, New Movie. New Word?
Let Me Solve the Mystery for You!

The Baxter

On Writing: A Personal Account
Though Perhaps this Piece is
As Much about Reading as it is
About Writing

A Writer's Notes

Brief Summaries from Hollywood Values:
Introduction
City of Angels
The Verdict

Free Samples from Hollywood Values:
Dead Poets Society
Patch Adams

Ordering Hollywood Values
What the Whole Book Offers
And How to Order It


Controversies Now and Then:
Martha Stewart's "Tragic Flaw"
In Defense of Harry Potter
100 Banned Books
In Defense of Deconstruction
Julia Roberts As She Sees Herself?

For Students Everywhere!
On Plagiarism

Papers on the Art of Reading:
The Art of Reading
Fair Play vs. Fair Game
Misreading Reading

Papers on the Art of Writing:
All About "The Fictitious Term Paper"
The Fictitious Term Paper
A Subversive Writing Assignment

Papers on the Art of Thinking:
The Liberal Arts
Unthinking Thinking

On William Shakespeare:
A Theory About Shakespeare

Papers on American Literature:
On Thoreau's Walden
On Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter
On Melville's "Bartleby"
On Melville's Billy Budd
Walt Whitman & Sex & God

Papers on Hungarian Literature:
On Szentmihályi's Anti-Novel
On Konrád's Garden Party

A Review Article:
Patricia Sloane on T.S. Eliot

Poetry Reviews:
Jerry Harp's Creature

Book Reviews:
De Botton's Consolations of Philosophy
LaSalle's Complicated Women
Solomon/Higgins, What Nietzsche Really Said

On Poetry:
An Essay on Poetry

Humor:
Lecture on Light Verse

Samples from my Creative Writing:
Poetry:
Poems
A Poem and a Letter
More Poems
Still More Poems
And Still More
Three New Poems:
Dedicated to Women Everywhere


Fiction:
First Love
America, My Love:
The Memoirs of a Romantic Fool


A Special Essay
On A Poem by Gary Shank

Links:
The Midwest Writers Guild
of Evansville, Indiana
: An organization dedicated to advancing the works of local writers in the Tri-State. And also encouraging good fellowship and general camaraderie.

Professional Development for Teachers: Online courses through accredited universities. Work towards your next degree while fulilling your continuing education requirements.

Library of Resources for Writers: An excellent and extensive library of professional writing advice for writers.

The Thoreau Reader: A wonderful site where you may find out all that you might want to know about Henry David Thoreau, one of the greatest American writers of all time.

GED for Free: Find a complete free GED preparation program which can help you pass your GED exams.

Valley Brown's Site: Valley Brown, AKA Terry Mominee, is a fellow writer and artist (works with stained-glass windows and specialized quilts). She is going places as a novelist. Check out her site.

Daniel McCasoway's Site: A fellow local guild member, with truly interesting works.

Scott Emmons's Web site: Lots of splendid parodies and then some. A fun site to explore.

Sarah Mottley's blog: The poems and other writings of a young poet destined to go places.

"Adfero Affero's" blog: This friend of mine in the UK has a lot of wisdom in his blogs about life and letters and then some!

Do You Wish to Master the Art of Reading?
Wish You Could Easily Improve Your Writing as Well?
You Have Come to the Right Place!

A hearty welcome to all visitors and readers to this site. Students as well as all those who feel that we are never too old to learn something new, or to re-learn what we may have forgotten with the passage of time.

During my long teaching career I was often told, both by my students and by my colleagues, that I was very helpful to them. I hope I can still be helpful to you, my visitors and readers. It will, of course, be up to you to decide this. Should you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. I have been known to give helpful responses to students as well as to others who have contacted me in the past.(For your convenience, my e-mail address is listed on every page in this Web site. Usually at the top, in the left-hand column, and always at the bottom of each page.)

I sincerely hope that you will find most of what is here enjoyable and entertaining as well as informative and insightful. Pick and choose to your heart's content. And visit again and again. There is a lot to read here, too much for any one session. So I hope to see you more than once.

On a perhaps deeper level, I wish to dedicate this site to the love of words that both writers and readers share. Words embody our thoughts and express our feelings. They convey what we think and feel and know. They reveal who we are, both to the world and to ourselves.

My aim is to share with all my readers and visitors to this site samples from my work - past, present, and future. I have many interests, as the samples here included should indicate (and they don't represent all my interests). Some of the samples are fairly long (formal lectures, in some cases), while others are short (and perhaps sweet). Whatever I write, I write from the heart as well as from the head. And my aim is always to promote those values which are truly worthy of our collective humanity.

This Web site is also dedicated to the art of thinking, and to reading and writing, as well as to an abiding love of movies, particularly as this is reflected in the samples from Hollywood Values. The book is available from the publisher at Author House You may also order it from Amazon.com or from Barnes & Noble Online. Should you wish to order it in your favorite bookstore, you may have to remind the staff that this is a print-on-demand book. Such books sometimes show up in their computers as out-of-print books.

The site also contains essays on literary criticism, as well as thoughts on the teaching of reading and writing and critical thinking (some of which were previously published). I also include papers on English and American and Hungarian literature, and literature in general.

You will also find a number of book reviews here, some of which originally appeared in the Bay Review, an online journal no longer in existence.

I keep some samples from my poetry and fiction on this site as well.Then there is the section called Controversies Now and Then. This deals with issues I feel strongly about. These include attempts by various groups to censor the wonderful Harry Potter books or, more recently, the unduly harsh treatment accorded to Martha Stewart a while back. Of course, as we all know by now, she is free once more and is back to give us new lessons in cooking, etc. Good for her! I don't know what else I'll be adding to this section. It all depends on what comes down the pike.

 


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