Monthly Archives: September 2016

Gumbo for F. Scott Fitzgerald — anything but listless

Don’t worry about popular opinion, dolls, the past, the future or growing up —  those were just a few of the items on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s list for his daughter Scottie. Image F. Scott Fitzgerald with his daughter Scottie in … Continue reading

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On the Road: Gumbo for American Writer Jack Kerouac

I was on the road and couldn’t make it to the Jack Kerouac exhibit in Austin, Texas, in the summer of 2008.  A month earlier, I had seen the show advertised with a lengthy, winding banner stretching along a stone … Continue reading

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Ohio Proud: Sherwood Anderson and Bob Evans Sausage

I’d always heard about Sherwood Anderson, but never read anything he’d written until I devised this crazy plan to read 52 American writers, one a week for a year. I ended up reading Anderson’s entire collection of stories, Winesburg, Ohio. … Continue reading

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