Friday, June 8, 2012


Back Road Chalkie: Ray Bradbury

Back Road Chalkie
photo © bob arnold


Conrad DiDiodato said...

Love it!

I've taught Bradbury's stories/novels to generations of kids, and never knew one who could put it down

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Hi Conrad,

There was something extra special about Bradbury, and I don't want to put a word on it. Instead I revel in his power to tell a yarn, predict a phenomenon (or two or three), reference poetry like a wrench or hammer, glide like a kite on the progression of philosophies, and talk and banter into my ear as well as the memory I have of any of my childhood barbers. A terrific storyteller, much like his Illinois neighbor Hemingway. Both had been brought up as visitors to Indian camps.

all's well, Bob