James Joyce and Young Love

James Joyce is one of the greatest writers who ever lived. His novels and short stories, as well as his life, continue to fascinate more than 70 years after his death. Like all good Irishmen the tales of his life are clouded by legend.  The groundbreaking psychologist Carl Jung, who was treating Joyce’s daughter LuciaContinue reading “James Joyce and Young Love”

Woody Sez – Fascism

This machine kills fascists Woody Guthrie hated fascism. We all like to think we hate fascism but with Woody it was in his bones. Reading some of his unpublished journal entries and letters included in the book Pastures of Plenty gives a good idea of how often and deeply he thought about fascism and theContinue reading “Woody Sez – Fascism”

Woody Sez – Babies

I found out yesterday that Woody Guthrie died when he was 55 – my age. The last decade or more of his life was spent battling the Huntington’s disease that eventually devoured him but he packed a lot into his short life and left a songwriting legacy that is impossible to overestimate. His influence onContinue reading “Woody Sez – Babies”