Had Enough Gun Violence?

© Keith McWalter 2012 Had enough? Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Oak Creek, Tuscon, Portland, Sandy Hook ---the list goes on, too many towns and venues to remember, too many tragedies.  The facts in common?   A “shooter,” always a young male, nearly always white, kills multiple total strangers by waltzing into a public place – a school, … Continue reading Had Enough Gun Violence?

On Rereading Moby-Dick

© 2012 Keith McWalter When we read anew a classic that we think we know, we bring to it all the personal and cultural baggage that a lifetime of reading (and for that matter, movie-viewing) can accumulate.  Like most Americans, my high-school education included a compulsory reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, or, The Whale (its … Continue reading On Rereading Moby-Dick