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Walk, January 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012.  Reading:  Dorothy Wordsworth, excerpt from The Alfoxden Journal (January 20 – February 3, 1798). Journal entries about walks in the countryside and along the seashore in Somerset, near Alfoxden House. Jammed with metaphor, simile, personification of … Continue reading

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Detour in the Road

Sometimes it is necessary to take a detour. I’ve been out of the blogosphere for the last eight weeks or so not because of a roadblock, but because I’ve been asked to write a book. The thirteen-year-old daughter of one … Continue reading

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Six Things I Learned from Reading Flannery O’Connor (and others)

1.  The surface of things can be deceptively simple.  Look beneath the surface. 2.  Trust is a gift, given with no expectation of return. 3.  Laughter at human foibles should be good-natured.  Be generous of heart, not mean-spirited. 4.  Pay … Continue reading

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Art, etc.

Oops, was playing with a new post format and hit “publish” instead of “preview.”  Apologies to readers who got the scrambled gallery by e-mail.

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When Life Interferes with Reading and Writing

It’s already the last day of May.  I have notes on three more posts to write about reading Chekhov, and on the first post I plan to write about June’s reading.  The holiday weekend with family was incredible — but now … Continue reading

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