Tag: john steinbeck

  • Review: John Steinbeck Was Wrong About Oklahoma !

    John Steinbeck Was Wrong About Oklahoma ! by Bob Burke My rating: 1 of 5 stars Oklahoma City attorney Bob Burke continues 70+ years of ignorant knee-jerk reaction to John Steinbeck’s masterpiece work of literature. One wonders how Burke could ever win a court case if he prepares his cases like he does the “research” […]

  • Open Letter to My Students, Past, Present, Future

    I suppose every teacher faces the question, “Why do we have to learn this stuff?” Lord knows I asked it enough when it came to math. I get it a few times each year in my English classes, especially regarding the literature we read. I’d like to answer the question here. History, science, and yes, […]

  • Vacation 2012

    Last week at this time I was exploring the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif. This was my goal in taking the trip to California, which I first proposed to my wife as a journey for me and my dog Bubba. It soon became a family vacation, though I was the only one to go […]

  • Summer goals

    I’ve managed to stay crazy busy this summer, and that’s a good thing. I’ve set a goal of being self-employed as a full-time writer by this time next year, so that means a lot of production this summer. I have been, and will continue to be busy in these last few weeks of summer vacation […]

  • A few reviews and such

    In an effort to get my "grade level" seniors to actually read a book, I’m breaking the classes into four groups of four to five kids and assigning each group a different novel. The novels are The Hobbit, Nineteen Eighty-four, and despite being an American author, My Sister’s Keeper. The fourth book was going to […]

  • The game is afoot!

    I met with Gayleen Rabakukk today and we sealed or Spring Break Pact. I dropped off about 40 pages of Nadia’s Children with her, and set a goal of writing another 75 pages before Friday. That’s a pretty ambitious goal. I wanted to make it big so I’d buckle down and get to work, but I’m […]

  • The game is afoot!

    I met with Gayleen Rabakukk today and we sealed or Spring Break Pact. I dropped off about 40 pages of Nadia’s Children with her, and set a goal of writing another 75 pages before Friday. That’s a pretty ambitious goal. I wanted to make it big so I’d buckle down and get to work, but I’m […]

  • Lick It Up!

    First, thanks to Gayleen and Paul for meeting me for lunch today. I needed that. Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement. I’m working on a query letter for The Girls Nobody Wanted to Date Gayleen. I swear it. I finally got out and bought the new KISS album, Sonic Boom, today. I like it a lot […]

  • Oh, the angst!

    Being the father of a teenage girl is the hardest thing ever! I won’t go into detail about everything that’s gone on this week, but let’s just say my oldest daughter and I have … not been seeing eye to eye on some things. I know she doesn’t believe I have her best interests in mind. […]

  • Oh, the angst!

    Being the father of a teenage girl is the hardest thing ever! I won’t go into detail about everything that’s gone on this week, but let’s just say my oldest daughter and I have … not been seeing eye to eye on some things. I know she doesn’t believe I have her best interests in mind. […]