pain and possibilities

“Most people trying to write poetry don’t get it. They build on fuzzy ideas like anarchy or love.  But that’s like throwing a punch at the wind.  You can’t connect.  You have to build your poem on...

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books I intended to read this summer

I love books.  Libraries, bookstores, boxes at garage sales: all wonderful.  There are bookshelves all around our home; books are piled on tables, shelves, and the floor in the living room. My favourite coffee shops have...

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travelling books

The title of yesterday’s post, Blue Highways, refers to a book by William Least Heat Moon.  Older maps showed the new Interstates in red and the smaller back roads – the roads that actually went through towns...

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favourite characters

This week Nathan Bransford questioned his readers: who is your favourite character of all time? One?  ONE?! How to choose?  Would it be a favourite character from when I was a child?  From books I read in those formative...

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