Monthly Archives: March 2011

Back to Basics

TweetI’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 … Continue reading

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Maurice Baring, “August 1918 (In a French Village)”

TweetAugust 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 … Continue reading

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Maurice Baring, “In Memoriam A.H.”

TweetIn 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, … Continue reading

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TweetToday 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 … Continue reading

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Philadelphia International Flower Show – 3

TweetA 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.

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Philadelphia International Flower Show – 2

TweetMore pictures from the Philadelphia International Flower Show! These are from my favorite exhibit, “Paris Underground,” which had a catacomb theme.

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Philadelphia International Flower Show – 1

TweetLast week, I attended the Philadelphia International Flower Show. Here is some of what I saw.

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Roller Derby!

TweetI 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 … Continue reading

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Maurice Baring, “Julian Grenfell”

TweetJulian 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 … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Dearmer, “Nous Autres”

TweetNous Autres We never feel the lust of steel Or fury-woken blood, We live and die and wonder why In mud, and mud, and mud, And horror first and horror last And Phantom Terror riding past. We hear and hear … Continue reading

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