Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘stories’

Miracles and Massacres

miracles“I am growing increasingly fearful that our history is being lost to time…As time goes by and new generations come through our public schools, history will continue to fade.  It just doesn’t seem to be a priority anymore.  Most schools teach kids only to memorize dates and places and names.  In 1492 Columbus  sailed the ocean blue.  We no longer take the time to understand the why and how of anything because of the exaggerated importance placed on the where and when.”

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

A chipmunk dating a squirrel, a curious owl, a violent rabbit, and vomit-eating flies are just some of the characters you’ll meet in this collection of short stories by David Sedaris . Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a less than cute set of tales and should not be confused with children’s stories.  Many would be quite disturbing for young minds and probably not for those without a taste for grim overtones.  I would guess Sedaris’ works parallels the tales of the Brothers Grimm’s works before they were “Disneyed” and toned down for young audiences.  The book was enjoyable thought not for everyone.