High Noon in Harney County: Twenty Days

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood KolischThe FBI and other Federal agents have been in Burns, Oregon, for twenty days now, watching a crime being committed by armed lawbreakers. Today they invited Ammon Bundy, the chief lawbreaker, to a polite conversation with one of their agents, after which he was politely sent back to continue committing the crime.

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Writing Nowadays–Speaking for Free

Recently Phillip Pullman (author of THE GOLDEN COMPASS) resigned as president of the Oxford Literary Festival because he couldn’t stomach asking authors to appear there for free. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/14/philip-pullman-resigns-oxford-literary-festival-patron-pay-authors It’s sparked a conversation across the Internet, including a response from a … Continue reading