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I’ve got a guest post today at Culinary Carnivale–I recommend some Young Adult classics and newer books I think are destined to become classics. # I’m fairly busy this month with my other main creative outlet, choir, as well as a number of social obligations. Perhaps as a consequence, I’m not only writing very little […]
August 1918 (In a French Village) I hear the tinkling of a cattle bell, In the broad stillness of the afternoon; High in the cloudless haze the harvest moon Is pallid as the phantom of a shell. A girl is drawing water from a well, I hear the clatter of her wooden shoon; Two mothers […]
In Memoriam A.H. The wind had blown away the rain That all day long had soaked the level plain. Against the horizon’s fiery wrack, The sheds loomed black. And higher, in their tumultuous concourse met, The streaming clouds, shot-riddled banners, wet With the flickering storm, Drifted and smouldered, warm With flashes sent From the lower […]
Today I’m over at the Novelists, Inc. blog with a guest post on making your own luck. Monday, I’ll have a guest post on my favorite YA books over at Culinary Carnivale. I belatedly discovered this very nice review of The Mammoth Book of Threesomes and Moresomes. It mentions me (as Elspeth Potter) as someone […]
A few more pictures from the Philadelphia International Flower Show; I visited this exhibit twice, I liked it so much. These displays were made from trash and found objects as well as floral-based materials.
More pictures from the Philadelphia International Flower Show! These are from my favorite exhibit, “Paris Underground,” which had a catacomb theme.
Last week, I attended the Philadelphia International Flower Show. Here is some of what I saw.
I spent my Saturday night watching Philly Roller Derby, the second time I’ve attended one of their matches. My writer friend Jennifer Stevenson got me re-interested in this sport. Check out her story in the Jam! anthology. I didn’t have much success with taking clear pictures with my small camera and the available lighting, but […]
Julian Grenfell Because of you we will be glad and gay, Remembering you, we will be brave and strong; And hail the advent of each dangerous day, And meet the last adventure with a song. And, as you proudly gave your jewelled gift, We’ll give our lesser offering with a smile, Nor falter on that […]