Last week’s shooting tragedy in Tucson tamed much of the political rhetoric in this country—temporarily. As individuals and groups get back to business as usual, Oregon author John Daniel pleads that it’s time to give more consideration to the methods of our messages. Daniel wrote When Blood is Not a Metaphor for Oregon Live.
The author, who lives outside of Veneta, Oregon, is the winner of two Oregon Book Awards (The Trail Home, 1993, and Looking After: A Son’s Memoir, 1997). Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone, his family memoir, with reflections on his four-month writing retreat in a remote southern Oregon cabin, won a 2006 Pacific Northwest Book Award.