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Dan Krotz

Ogalalla Blue

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

In 1978 the Corp of Engineers built a 48 million dollar reservoir in Oklahoma called Optima Dam. Due to declines in groundwater, it has never held so much as a teacup of water.

In Praise of Doing Things Badly

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

It is every bookseller's pleasure -- and our obligation -- to support the self-published writer who will not be stilled by market forces, publishing companies, critics or inhibition.

All Literature Is Gossip

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Rain fell hard all day during the Arkansas Bookseller's Show and the wind daunted even the most serious of book buyers and readers. The convention center was exactly empty.

The Best Lack All Conviction

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

President Obama seems to be having a rocky time steering the Ship of State lately. He tacks right, he tacks left; he sails in an ever widening circle. We've been given many explanations for this reality.

Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Stephen King and Under the Dome

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Under the Dome is about what happens when a place and the people who live there are locked inside a glass dome: no one can get in and no one can get out.

All Literature is Gossip

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Krotz

The modern world does not wear its heart on its sleeve," John said, to no one in particular, apropos of nothing. He sipped a cup of coffee and stared off into space. "It wears it up its sleeve like a card shark."

Burying Ben Franklin

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Krotz

My friend is depressed by how things are turning out. He realizes how unreflective he has been, and he has suddenly realized how badly people are being served by our institutions.