White Noise

Routine gives us security. Routine keeps us busy. Routine allows us to ignore the existential crisis: what does a life mean? In White Noise, Don DeLillo constructs characters that embrace or shun routine as much as they need to deny their fears. He weaves humor into his description and dialogue to mock them. Jack Gladney,…

Throwing Stones

I’m walking my terrier. The sun shines on us as we go along, whisking away the last of winter finally. Punxsutawney Phil slipped up this year. I gaze ahead, letting my white cane find the cracks in the roadside. A vehicle turns onto the street, but I’m too far away to recognize it. It stops. After…