Sunday, May 27, 2018
Michael Stone Online

My Favorite Reads: Vonnegut and King and Hemingway, Oh My!

The world is filled with a seemingly endless amount of good books and authors, past and present. Here are some of my favorites, with links to well-crafted, thought-provoking excerpts from the works. “Slaughterhouse Five” By Kurt Vonnegut “On Writing” By Stephen [...]

May 25, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections

Phil Lesh Quotes: 10 Time-Tripping Ones from ‘Searching for the Sound’

“Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead” is Phil Lesh’s 2005 autobiographical exploration of himself and his decades of playing bass with what is arguably the 20th century’s hardest-working rock band. He especially digs into the Dead’s [...]

May 25, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture

After Hurricane Irma at Paynes Prairie

In the days after Hurricane Irma, as water continued to rise across Paynes Prairie, Donald Forgione noticed something off about Camps Canal to the southeast of the park’s center. The canal was dug in 1927 by the Camp family to [...]

April 11, 2018 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Photo

Ken Kesey Quotes: 10 Raucous Excerpts from ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” tells of the probably-not-cuckoo Randle Patrick McMurphy, a jokester, card player, womanizer, fighter, criminal, and Korea vet. He ends up in a mental ward after faking a fight to get off a [...]

December 19, 2017 Music & Arts, Reflections

Amid Loss, 95-Year-Old WWII Vet Finds ‘Salvation’ in Volunteering

Toward the end of World War II, Navy plane mechanic Bob Ernst was stationed at Kaneohe Bay near Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, helping assemble Lockheed PV-1 Venturas that had been shipped in parts from the U.S. mainland for use in [...]

December 1, 2017 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo

There for Two D-Days and a Nuke, Sailor Was ‘Gung-Ho to Go’

William “Bill” Wilcox doesn’t dump his storied history on you all at once (to get it, you have to coax pieces out one at a time), nor does he ever stray from meek when telling it. His voice keeping soft, [...]

November 3, 2017 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo