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Readings from my novel and short stories, comments, literature and current events

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I will discuss the influence of James Joyce and particulary comment on important features of Dubliners, his book of short stories.

Summary and comments on Wallace Roark's Think Like an Octopus and how to apply it to make ourselves better persons.

Conclusion of conversation with Wallace Roark. Thinking maturely and developing character.

Dr. Wallace Roark, professor emeritus at Howard Payne University, is the author of Think Like an Octopus, a highly readable and practical guide to improving how with think, based on his many years of teaching philosophy. Tune in and let Dr.... more

Following the theme of responsible citizenship in the Angela books, the topic for this episode will be the maturity required to be a responsible citizen.

Non-partisan discussion of two true stories that can throw light on current issues and help in deciding where to stand on. What decision you take will depend on the listener, not the host.

This episode will explore the theme of responsible citizenship, which is the main story arc of my three Angela novels.

Margaret is a poet. We will talk about concepts of poetry and how she is inspired to write.

The last two weeks were off weeks for me. On 4 August I was on vacation and on 11 August I am at Frog Camp, TCU's camp for incoming Freshmen. On today's episode I will comment on matters of voice, point of view, and style, with brief... more

Denise Zanecchia is a retired nurse, university professor, and pharmacology consultant. She recently published a book on spiritual discipline. We will talk about how she came to write her book, what it's about, and how you can get it if you... more