Violent Tendencies & Poem

Chan­nel your vio­lent ten­den­cies! And some­thing com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent Tele­phone Repair­man by Joseph Mil­lar All morn­ing in the Feb­ru­ary light he has been mend­ing cable, splic­ing the pairs of wires togeth­er accord­ing to their col­ors, white-blue to white-blue vio­let-slate to vio­let-slate, in the…

Poem: The Journey

Than­ks to hopeev­ey for the point­er to this poem. The Jour­ney by Mary Oliv­er  One day you final­ly knew what you had to do, and began, though the voic­es around you kept shout­ing their bad advice – though the whole house began to trem­ble and…

Tidbits

Assump­tions are the ter­mites of rela­tion­ships. –Hen­ry Win­kler, actor (1945- ) (I found myself some­what sur­prised by the source of this quote.) For­mer home­school­er, now MIT pro­fes­sor, wins “genius” grant A 22-year-old MIT pro­fes­sor whose work fus­es art, sci­ence, work and…

Poem: Nostalgia

From The Writer’s Almanac for today. Nos­tal­gia by Bil­ly Collins, from Sail­ing Alone Around the Room Remem­ber the 1340s? We were doing a dance called the Cat­a­pult. You always wore brown, the col­or craze of the decade, and I was draped in…

Poem: Saying Goodbye to Very Young Children

From The Writer’s Almanac for today. I am enjoy­ing receiv­ing it in my email. Poem: “Say­ing Good­bye to Very Young Chil­dren,” by John Updike http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/updike.htm, from Amer­i­cana and Oth­er Poems (Knopf). Say­ing Good­bye to Very Young Chil­dren They will not be…

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