Finding Poetry Again

Mark Strand is a Pulitzer Prize winning, former U.S. Poet Laureate. It’s well-deserved acclaim. I just purchased his Collected Poems. It is as good as hoped for. A massive book showcasing what the publishers call his “canonical” works. It includes my favorite:   “Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand Each moment is a place you’ve…

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Real Life, Death and Everything

Life has hit me pretty hard of late. Just as the family was planning a Mother’s day celebration in conjunction with Thomas’s birthday, I received news that my stepmother, Jean, had died. It hit me harder than you would have thought losing “just” a stepmother should; it hit me harder than I could have imagined. Mind you this was not…

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Why are we marching? Really?

I’ve recently read several articles or blog posts denouncing both the women’s march, and the march for science. “Life is great! Look at all we have! I’m perfectly happy with my life. We don’t need to keep studying this or that, it’s a waste of money.”  Seriously? “Well, look at all the rights women have…

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