Come in, have tea, make yourself at home
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This past week I taught a short course on reading and enjoying poetry, bookended and interrupted by Ogden Nash. Among other things, it included a…
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All fruits in the Vaccinium genus (blueberries, huckleberries, cranberries, deerberries) are edible, though not all are delectable. Though they can be…
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While I’ve never seen it staged, when I was a child I found a fading orange copy of Christopher Fry’s The Lady’s Not For Burning at the annual library…
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I read Maurice Maeterlinck’s The Life of the Bee very early in my life, led there by epigraphs in Laurie R. King’s On The Segregation of the Queen, and…
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Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages… In retrospect I am struck by what shining veins of gold are mined from interstitial time. On my last day in…
Every February for the past four years, ever since I lost my last job, I walk to a park where nettles grow wild, carrying kitchen scissors, a paper bag…
There are two truths against which the networked, cabled world with all its unutterable speed and weight flings itself with a roar like the ocean…
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The Paper Airplane