New Reading Column at Tweetspeak!

Published December 6, 2019 … [Read more]

By Heart: Come, Night

Published November 29, 2019 … [Read more]

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

Published November 22, 2019 … [Read more]


December 30 at the indoor pool my Jehovah's Witness friend does not ask how Christmas went, who came (or didn't). She is as unrushed as she was last week, before the holiday. Today is Monday. She wishes me Good morning! and it is … [Read more]

Wacoan of the Year: Dr. Soo Battle

Published December 2019 … [Read more]

Children’s Book Club: ‘The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog’

Published October 11, 2019 … [Read more]

Reader, Come Home: ‘Adjustments’ by Will Willingham

Published November 1, 2019 … [Read more]

Reader, Come Home: ’12 Angry Men’

Published October 4, 2019 … [Read more]

By Heart: ‘South of the Cap Rock’ by Carlos Ashley

Published October 25, 2019 … [Read more]

A Queer Character in ‘Kristin Lavransdatter’?

There is no way to know. The three books that comprise Kristin Lavransdatter — The Wreath (1920), The Wife (1921), The Cross (1922) — were written almost a hundred years ago by the Nobel prize-winning author, Sigrid Undset, who died in 1949. … [Read more]