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Berta Von Suttner

        If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know that a week or so ago I finished reading Stefan Zweig’s book, The World of Yesterday.  You also know that I was surprised and pleased with … Continue reading

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Book Review” The World of Yesterday

  I’m sixty-five years old. I’m educated and I have spent a good deal of my leisure reading and watching movies. After reading this book I find it hard to believe that I had never heard of Stefan Zweig until … Continue reading

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Eudora Welty: Advice for Writers

  I have had the book for a long time.  Read it for the first time many years ago and picked it up again just the other night.  I remembered one or two bright and poignant scenes from my first … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Prayer

    From the journal of Flannery O’Connor: “Oh, God please make my mind clear.  Please make it clean . . . Please help me to get down under things and find where you are.”

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morning post, october 2, 2015

Trying to write a true account of anything is a good way to find out that you don’t know what you’re talking about.

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Afternoon Post, August 12, 2015

. Afternoon Fantasy   “We’re going to buy this book.  We misjudged it at first.  It’s not the kind of thing we’re used to seeing; wasn’t really on anyone’s radar.  But what it’s done on it’s own is impressive and we’ve … Continue reading

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Midnight Poem, February 28, 2015

I stare through the window at the nightscape Covered again in snow This is the last of hard winter This night of sharp cold. Through this window I see only lawns and driveways But I know the woods are not … Continue reading

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Noonday Poem, October 18, 2014

The Blackbirds       The blackbirds fall like rain from the grey sky. They are tossed in the wind, but gather and whirl making their own cloud. As if at some command they stream above a great oak and … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, October 2, 2014

What if this whole darn thing was wrong? Everything the TV told us. What if they were singing that hypnotic song Just so they could hold us; Just so they could mold us?   I’m not talking about one mistake … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, September 26, 2014

My hour of labor goes faster when mornings are dark The oak splits cleaner in the cold Smoke from the kitchen fire reminds me that breakfast awaits The smell itself is almost food to me   I hurry to keep … Continue reading

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