June 6th, 2012

cailleuch

rip ray bradbury

I just heard that Ray Bradbury died. Sigh! Sad! I remember discovering The Martian Chronicles & Fahrenheit 451 at the library when I was in junior high. My favorite has always been Something Wicked This Way Comes which I read when it first came out.

He definitely had an effect on me and many of my friends as we grew up.

I taught a class in Science Fiction at the University of Connecticut in the early 1970's. I included Fahrenheit 451 on the reading list it being the more political work. The strange and creepy weirdness of Something Wicked... has stayed with me however.
cailleuch

so true with no other comments...

warrenbrown550

I now return to my regularly scheduled job -- creating a new class. At least some of the teacher battering legislation here in Michigan is getting stopped. Another injunction against Republickan over reach in Michigan yesterday. Up unions while we still have them. Go public education while it still exists.