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Book Review: Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis

Before I read Main Street I would have confused Sinclair Lewis with Upton Sinclair.  Both of them American novelists of the early 20th century; both of them having written books that English teachers require their students to read and that nobody … Continue reading

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Once More Through Pride and Prejudice

I am reading Pride and Prejudice for the umpteenth time.  I do just a few pages a night, just enough to make me smile before I go to sleep.  I’m near the end now.  The business with Lydia is all … Continue reading

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Here’s What I’m Thinking

It’s been great fun putting up poems  and prose paragraphs day after day.  It’s a lot more fun when I get good feedback – “likes” and comments.  I guess this whole blogging game is a bit too random to expect … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 19, 2014

In The Cool Of The Morning   In July there is more than just the heat of the day The sweaty, sticky, exhausting heat Look at those who rise early and walk in the long shade in the lingering breath … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 18, 2014

Late Night   Sleepless at one-thirty I rise and open a window for a draught of real air. It is silent outside, I’ve outlasted even the crickets and cicadas. Street lamps, one near and one far make crosses of light … Continue reading

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The Last Rose Of Summer

The people who first lived in this house were aristocrats. Even their women were college educated and this in a day when girls around here got married and that was it. I remember hearing my uncle talk about them. He … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 14. 2014

A memoir: a prose poem It is always August.  There was something in those thirty days under the Dog Star that seemed permanent and everlasting.   The weeks in June and July had been long enough to dim the memory of … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 13, 2014: Excerpt from Novel

This evening’s post is a passage from my novel,In The Forest Of The Night. It is a description of a state trooper (who is investigating a murder) driving from the rural coalfields of southern West Virginia to the State Capital. … Continue reading

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Morning Post, August 11, 2014

Here is a passage from my upcoming book, Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  The story is told by a long-time, high-school basketball coach who is looking back over his life.  All rights are reserved.     In January of 1980, with … Continue reading

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A New Voice: Joseph E. Bird

I’ve mentioned him here before, but last night I had a chance to read more of his latest novel and I’m telling you, this guy is coming on.  His name is Joseph Bird.  He doesn’t have much out there yet … Continue reading

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