Saturday, May 17, 2008

The reason why the picture below even exists

Just over half a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling on Brown v. Board of Education, declaring that "separate but equal" education along racial lines was not equal at all. That's the reason why Jodie and Daria go to the same school. Think about it.

Today is also the 69th birthday of Gary Paulsen, the award-winning author of some amazing children's books. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times in the 1980s and loaned a book to him about the Native American god, Coyote, whom we both rather liked. Wish I could write like he does. I've thought about using some of his story plots in fanfic, but . . . oh, well. Drive on, dude!

More news later, time to crash soon.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loaned him a book, eh? Did he ever return it?

The Angst Guy said...

Sort of wrote it off and gave it to him. Not enough Coyote fans in the world to dither over it.

the nightgoblyn said...

I used to date a girl who was a Coyote shaman. Needless to say, the relationship was interesting but ended badly.

The Angst Guy said...

You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.