Monthly Archives: June 2017

The exemplary sentence

I’m thinking I should call this “the exemplary paragraph” as it’s usually more than one sentence that catches my eye… but of course the paragraph is made up of sentences. In this case from three books I read recently. But … Continue reading

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Will you still need me…

I was with my 5-year old grandson this weekend, and my daughter (probably for my sake) put on a Beatles playlist. I remarked to her that that song, “Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m … Continue reading

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Fred Marchant

My mind works this way, too. Here is What the Mind Does when my laptop opens to a small red car a tight street in Jenin gray-yellow dust an electric window half-open and five lean-to cards where on each a … Continue reading

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A poem online

One of my poems appears here today:  https://writinginawomansvoice.blogspot.com/  If you don’t see it, search for “Conservation of Matter.” A spot worth checking out from time to time. I like Beate’s taste in poetry, and not just because she likes my … Continue reading

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The newest addition to my cooking

We have been following the advice of Dr. Cowan for almost 10 years now, ever since Larry came down with several mysterious and serious health issues in 2009. Dr. Cowan was the only one who came up with a coherent … Continue reading

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Monday poem

Last week I opened The Dead and the Living, an older book of poems by Sharon Olds, to find this gem: Six-Year Old Boy We get to the country late at night in late May, the darkness is warm and … Continue reading

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The exemplary sentence

I just finished Clever Girl, by Tessa Hadley.  I enjoyed this story of a woman in England, growing from child to teenager to mother to older woman largely because of the writing. Here are a couple of examples. First a … Continue reading

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Monday poem

I rarely do two poems by the same poet in a row, but I came across this poem from James Galvin’s latest book and really like it. Wildlife Management I All the trees kept their own counsel without any wind to … Continue reading

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