Lucky Dad No. 15: Television
Like all parents, we had to monitor and regulate our daughters’ time in front of the screen. It was easier when they were small, because...
I’m glad to offer you a sample of my written work here. Enjoy it, and drop me a note with your reactions. (But please - don’t confuse me with the world-famous Minnesota writer who shares the same name.)
Louis Dearborn L’Amour (1908 - 1988) was one of America’s most prolific and best-selling authors of Western novels. I grew up reading his books, and I had the good fortune of meeting him once when I was a youngster.
As an adult, I have been revisiting his novels to see if they are as good as I remember them. Reading his books today with a more critical eye, I find them to be as enjoyable as ever, but I also see flaws, inconsistencies, and improbabilities that I missed when I was in - to quote the Bard - my salad days, when I was green in judgment.
Here you'll find a series of essays and related commentary on L'Amour's novels, with my own idiosyncratic commentary. Although I can’t resist poking fun at L’Amour and his stories, I do it with affection and admiration, for whatever else I might say, I recognize L’Amour as a master of his genre, who has given pleasure to millions of readers.