June 26, 2011

The Duel… #PoetrySummer, Week 4

Here lies a post in which I recite (with dramatic help from Eva) the fourth poem I memorized for #PoetrySummer. David checked me this morning, and I got it right, but I couldn’t help trying again this afternoon with the (…)

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June 19, 2011

In the other land… #PoetrySummer, Week 3

David listened as I recited another poem this week, Lines for an Early Returning Home, by our late friend, George Scarbrough. No, it was not fear that returned me here. I would have come back some day at morning, Shedding signs (…)

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June 16, 2011

Wait. I thought I said no religious texts…

I received ten suggestions from college friends for my next read in the challenge. I didn’t expect the twinge of grief I felt when my friend Heather performed the drawing for me on Tuesday at work. For days, I’d been thinking (…)

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June 16, 2011

But, I do. I care what Feynman thought.

I finished David’s pick last week, What Do You Care What Other People Think by Richard Feynman. I loved reading this book. It is  an odd collection of material—personal stories Feynman recounted over the course of his life, letters others (…)

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June 13, 2011

On Thought in Harness… #PoetrySummer, Week 2

I almost forgot to finish memorizing my poem for week two in the challenge given by Dan Wells. I remembered while rocking Eva before bed. Poor child. I don’t think she heard me gasp and start whispering about a falcon and my (…)

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June 8, 2011

OK, I lied. Here’s one more book for me to mourn.

I just listened to the Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing interview with Michele Lang, and now I wish I could read her book (at left). I know…it will still be available when I turn 36 and My Year is over. (…)

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June 5, 2011

Round Two–Year of Reading at Your Mercy

I’m over halfway through David’s pick for my Year of Reading at Your Mercy, so I’m gonna gather up suggestions for my next read. David has passed Caterpillar duty over to Eva for now. (She has more enthusiasm for it.)  (…)

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June 5, 2011

So live that when thy summons… #PoetrySummer, Week 1

Thanatopsis is the last poem (I remember) having to memorize. We studied it during my junior year of high school, and actually, I only had to memorize the last stanza. I learned the end of Puck’s closing monologue in AP (…)

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June 3, 2011

Painting in the Now

Today is the best day ever! Why? Eva and I spent the morning painting and then diorama-ing, and then she read to me and I scratched her back, and then, after lunch, she beat me (for the third time in (…)

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June 3, 2011

Room

I finished Room by Emma Donoghue in bed this morning (for my book club tonight). I don’t want to say much about it, because it’s the kind of book that should surprise a reader, but I will say that I (…)

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