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Walker Percy Gone Fishin’

Just a note to readers that I’m headed up in a second to Walker Percy Weekend. I will check in when I can to approve comments, and to post pictures, but mostly I’m going to be sweating and drinking bourbon and having a great time with Franklin Evans, Jon F., and the usual suspects. Watch this space!

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9 Comments To "Walker Percy Gone Fishin’"

#1 Comment By Fran Macadam On May 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

When the idea was just being kicked around, I was an early and vociferous enthusiast and encourager. I don’t think I’ve missed reading anything Walker Percy published in book form.

I began with a referral from a lady evangelist friend who was involved in the pro-life movement – for The Thanatos Syndrome.

But I was most moved by The Second Coming.

So have fun – but I don’t think I would be welcomed trying to hang out with those mentioned pals! 🙂 Anyhow, I can no longer afford to travel.

#2 Comment By Mark On May 31, 2019 @ 4:18 pm

Wish we could be there. We had a blast at the inaugural festival. We’ll return.

#3 Comment By charles cosimano On May 31, 2019 @ 5:39 pm

If there are signs in the Heavens let us know.

#4 Comment By Erin Manning On May 31, 2019 @ 9:16 pm

In the spirit (or spirits?) of Walker Percy Weekend, I offer the following: the Dreherian Verse, composed of the last 12 blog post titles (I have taken a few liberties with punctuation):

Walker Percy gone fishin’
In the Romanian gulag…
‘Chernobyl’ and communism.
Woke capitalism vs. the unborn,
Sohrab Ahmari vs. David French:
American Pravda.
Lying for God–
Tomorrow’s Republicans. Today,
View from your table,
DNA database surprise!
Agony & hope is born,
Smoking, in the ’70s.


Hope y’all have a terrific weekend and that it doesn’t get too hot.

#5 Comment By VikingLS On June 1, 2019 @ 9:04 am

Have fun. I really would like to go some time so I could meet you guys in person.

#6 Comment By Leslie Fain On June 1, 2019 @ 1:14 pm


LOL. That’s good stuff.

#7 Comment By VHFustér On June 2, 2019 @ 3:40 pm

Please let us know where we can order the T-shirts!

#8 Comment By pbnelson On June 3, 2019 @ 9:34 am

Did you know it was only named Istanbul in 1930 !?!? It was still called Constantinople within living memory!

#9 Comment By JonF On June 3, 2019 @ 10:47 am

The official name was changed in the last century, but “Istanbul”, supposedly a corruption of “Is ten polin” (“into the city”) does ho vack a long way.