New interview with me! (Just in case there’s anything you didn’t already know…)
This seemed the best way to post this for @alwayscoffee, who posted this link today. I told her it reminded me of this, from William Faulkner’s speech upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.
I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last dingdong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking.
I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
David and I celebrate our 21st anniversary tomorrow! Since there’s no “gift” for 21 years (what a gyp), I suggest a blend of platinum (20 years) and silver (25 years). Perhaps this fancee chip and dip server? Thank you in advance!
So , it’s apparently all my fault that there is no actual NEWS on my News page or my News sidebar. Because, um, I haven’t posted any. Tragically, now that I have the technology, I can’t think of a thing.
But I am resolved.
Every day, I will post something in the News. Whether I have actual News or not.
I’ll be in the following cities on the dates below. If you’d like to have me come speak to your group, send me a message here.
9/20-28 Baltimore, MD/Washington DC area
10/17-20 Minneapolis, MN
10/24-27 San Juan, Puerto Rico
11/12-15 Window Rock, Arizona – Navajo Nation Reservation