There has been so much good stuff on the blog, some in the distant past, that I’ve decided to provide an index of some of my best, and my commenters’ best too, for all to see. All you have to do is click on the words of your choice!
I spent my morning trying to type in the right links, showing off to myself, and then when I tried to publish none of it was right. So in order to put this aside, let me list some of the old topics and tell you another short cut to finding them. Go to the top of the blog and you’ll find a blank rectangle on the left hand side. Type in the titles and click on SEARCH THIS BLOG.
If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, and/or if you suspect that the guy who lived and died in Stratford may not have been responsible for the greatest writing in the English language, check out how I really feel about the controversy by typing in Was De Vere Da Bard. Also, if you'd like to learn about my theories about why some actors are more compelling than others you can read about aesthetic weight and duende.
If you are interested in newsman Anderson Cooper or his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, or his father Wyatt Cooper, take a gander at Anderson Cooper Revisited and A Fascinating Family.
If you want to know how Marietta Johnson handled the question of teaching religion to children, type in God and Mrs. Johnson.
If you’re interested in reading about a special memorial for Arden Flagg, my post was called "Ask the Universe."
There are lots of entries about the book I wrote, Meet Me at the Butterfly Tree, and the one I’m still looking for a publisher for, When We Had the Sky.
In fact, you can do that about any number of posts that have appeared here, or any topics, including those I’ve just mentioned. There are posts about the controversy about Wal-Mart in Fairhope -- which looks to be resolved just as I predicted. There are posts about The Parker House, The Beach Theater and one about the old Library. There are posts about Clarence Darrow's visit to Fairhope, and about Upton Sinclair, with some pages from a diary of his time here.There is one that I wish I had “Bury My Heart at Wounded Tree” with a picture of the tree on the lot where a new condo is going up -- it was called "The House That Isn't There."
This is a lot of work, pulling together these links for you and I'm more than unhappy that my linking didn't work. At any rate I hope you’re interested enough to check some of them out by going to the box at the top of the blog. But if not, at least you’ll know how I spent my morning.