We be will hosting two major events while Jim O’Donnell is in Portales: Reading on Friday, the 23rd at 2pm… Read more Exploring the Rackova Valley – Tatras National Park – Slovakia (Jim O’Donnell)
It’s hard to remember that writing is rewriting…
Tortillas are part of the Southwestern diet, displacing the tasteless, crumby sliced bread. You can roll them. You can stuff… Read more Thinking West: Tortillas in Space
Please welcome this year’s Jack Williamson Endowed Chair to campus. Jim O’Donnell is an acclaimed travel writer and photographer. He… Read more Jack Williamson Endowed Chair Reading and Lecture
It’s hard to imagine a meeting between two celebrities like Whitman and Wilde. However, history is full of surprises. During… Read more Influence and Homage: When Walt Whitman Met Oscar Wilde
Check out the photo essay and YouTube video of Jim O’Donnell’s recent hike to the Untersulzbachtal Glacier in Austria. Melting… Read more A Sample of Jim O’Donnell’s Work
I reached down to the bottom of the back bar. I poured another tequila shot and slid it down the… Read more Silencing Rivers by Jade Smith
Check out El Portal‘s very first web feature (“Silencing Rivers”) by Jade Smith. Our hope is to publish a web… Read more El Portal’s First Web Feature
What do you guys think? Anything missing from this list? What should be excluded from this list? Leave your suggestions… Read more Best Books of the 21st Century (USC Rossier)
Here’s an oldie but a goodie.
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English. A language that lurks in dark alleys, beats up other languages, and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary.
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What happened to classic sci-fi? What happened to the fiction that spanned the known galaxy, hopping from star system to… Read more Thinking West: Sci-Fi Growing Up
[A]s for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and… Read more Thinking West: Herman Melville (Moby Dick)
Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on… Read more Thinking West: Carl Sagan & Wanderers Short Film
We’re breaking away from literature and all things writing today. We’ve decided to post the teaser trailer for the upcoming… Read more IT’S HERE!!! Episode VII – The Force Awakens Trailer