An article in the September issue of Prospect Magazine is a reprint of a 1981 essay by Raymond Carver, on why he prefers writing short stories to longer novels.
Last month I spent a lot of time walking around either the Powder Valley Conservation Center or Laumeier Sculpture Park. Both are great little locales, tucked away in the southwest corner of St. Louis. Laumeier particularly is one of my favorite places in St. Louis. Back in the day I wasted many a day wandering around the park, grooving on the sculptures tucked away in the woods.
This weekend Laumeier is playing host to a music festival. Looks good, Indigo Girls, James Brown, B.B. King and others are featured. Cool, wish I was there.