Monthly Archives: August 2013

Internet magic

Almost two years ago, I posted about Roberto Chavez’ show at the Autry Museum in LA. As part of the post I mentioned that over 30 years ago, a gallery owner had sold a wonderful self-portrait of Roberto with a … Continue reading

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Tips for the accident prone

It’s been a long time since I posted anything wholly practical here, so here are two first aid tips I learned this summer that have miraculous properties.

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Poetry Monday

Yes, I know, it’s Tuesday again. What can I say? As always, life before poetry.  But today I have a poem by Troy Jollimore, a recent Squaw connection, whose book Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle … Continue reading

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Snails to escargots

One morning, my granddaughter gathered 21 good size snails from the garden. When I commented that these are the same snails they broil for escargots in France, she was adamant that we try this.

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Poetry Monday

I get a lot of poems online, various sources. Once in awhile, I like one.  This one is by Gretchen Primack. You can read more by selecting the link below: Avenue I’m tired. Men can Hey baby all they want. A … Continue reading

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Cliff DeYoung and Beckett

An intriguing poem about stones at the recent Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop reminded me of this wonderful monologue from Molly. Cliff DeYoung performed this monologue at Cal State LA as part of a tribute to Beckett on his 100th’s birthday. … Continue reading

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Translation and a poetry reading

Forty-five years ago, I began translating Russian poetry. Okay, I was a strange young adult. But this year, a book of my poetry translations was finally published, Poems from the Stray Dog Cafe: Akhmatova, Mandelstam, and Gumilev. Here’s one of … Continue reading

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Jweekly is the newspaper of the Bay Area Jewish Community. I get their weekly email version, and will have a poem in it for the High Holy Days this year.  This week, they had an article about a project to … Continue reading

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