How many of you have sworn off watching the news–in any format, TV, phone, laptop? If I watch, I either get mad or anxious. Is it worth it? Do I have to stay informed? Where is that written down? Advertisements

Mr. Hooks commented recently on the state of the union. He quoted from Mr. H. Melville’s book in which Hooks’ larger pale cousin plays a major role: “Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.”

Mr. Hooks’ favorite film is It’s a Wonderful Life. (Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reid) He claims there’s a reason all the actors look so happy on that last scene around the Christmas tree when Clarence gets his wings. Many of the actors had just returned from the bloodiest war ever fought on the face of the […]

A fellow writer questioned the premise in my novel, Mr. Hooks. He asked how do I expect readers to believe a catfish would know anything about movies. I asked him if he was a Christian. Puzzled, he stared at me. What’s that got to do with anything? I said: You believe God became a man, […]

Mr. Hooks is swimming through the last lap of The Ocmulgee and is about to step out onto dry land and into bookstores, a walking, talking catfish/film critic. Keep your eyes peeled. What he utters is utterly oracular and, for a fish, dry and sly.