Song of Fools

by Donald J. Richardson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/27/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781425909109
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781425909116
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781425909123

About the Book

            I was inspired to write Song of Fools by an article I read about Oscar Hartzell.  As I read about him, I wondered about the motivations of those Iowans, Missourians, Nebraskans, and Kansans who gladly sent him money.  I determined that the type of faith that caused them to send him money is also the kind of faith that is found in bedrock religion.  It transcends analysis and must simply be accepted, just as those poor Depression-era Americans believed in Oscar Hartzell and the Drake fortune.  But what folly to listen to and heed the songs of fools.  The other songs are those which Harold sings and directs the other boys to sing.  These, too, in a way are songs of fools as we are all caught in this intricate web of life, seeking meaning as we somehow muddle through.  May we ultimately discover the true music of life.

About the Author

            Don Richardson began teaching at Phoenix College in Arizona in 1971.  Although he is eligible to retire, he has resisted that urge so far.  He teaches English Composition, Survey of British Literature, and Introduction to Shakespeare.  Music has been a dominant force in his life, and he continues to sing today:  solos, small ensembles, a barbershop quartet, and two church choirs.  Two of his most influential teachers were vocal music teachers, one of whom directs his church choirs.   Don is also the author of Dust in the Wind (1st Books, 2001) and Rails to Light (AuthorHouse, 2005).  In addition to singing, his hobbies include reading, writing, and volunteering.  He is also active in lay work at his church.