Perhaps telling stories comes naturally for natives of the Magnolia State because the storytelling material there is as rich and deep as the topsoil that covers the broad expanse of the Delta.In his second novel, “Magic Time,” Doug Marlette shows that he knows a good Mississippi story when he sees one.Â He also weaves the best details of each little story into a single big one, demonstrating a grasp of the cultural mind-set of the state as well the conflicts it can impose on its inhabitants and expatriates.As I’ve reported before, this is Doug’s second fictional novel.
Those of you who read BorgBlog regularly, know that it offers a rich variety of JimÂ?s sketches, thought processes and comments that donÂ?t appear in print.Â Even most of his print cartoons now appear in the blog long before they ever go on the press.Check out the complete list at http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/003723.php.
Paul Conrad will be spotlighted on the PBS show “Independent Lens” on November 7 according to Daryl Cagle.Â Conrad is a three time pulitzer winner from the LA Times.Â Head on over to Paul’s web site to check out the documentary that was created about him. It’s narrated by Tom Brokaw.
Richard Stevens has posted on his blog that his web comic Diesel Sweeties will be syndicated through United Media starting on January 8, 2007.