Tag Archives: John Steinbeck

Windshield Penates

“Hanging from the top of the windshield were the penates: a baby’s shoe- that’s for protection, for the stumbling feet of a baby require the constant caution and aid of God; and a tiny boxing glove- and that’s for power, … Continue reading

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Steinbeck’s Log from the Sea of Cortez – On Sea-Monsters and Sea-Thought

I am reading this and find it so full of life and wisdom. It’s the log of John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Rickett’s from their boat trip to the Gulf of California (a.k.a the Sea of Cortez), to study … Continue reading

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Ed Ricketts: Stienbeck’s Doc & Casey

I just finished reading Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and liked it a lot. It’s about these men (and a few women) that live in Monterey: a group of bums led by this guy Mack, a grocer Lee Chong, some kindhearted prostitutes, and a … Continue reading

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