We all know that education is by no means a mere matter of books and that aesthetic environment contributes as much to mental growth as facts assimilated from a printed page. No life is well-rounded without the subtle inspiration of beauty. —- Beatrix Ferrand Who is Beatrix Ferrand? I found out recently while scrolling through … More A Well-Rounded Life
This isn’t a great pic – I took it with my iPad from my side yard. I was out with the dogs and happened to spy the pink glow through the trees. The sky was pink striped! The clouds were vertical across that patch of sky and in between – a pink sunset. It … More Tiny Moments: The light through the trees.
Here they are, a few of my favorite poems for the first quarter of 2019. Every one of these poets are new to me and I’m so excited about sharing them here and following their work going forward. Enjoy! Vagabond Mannequin by K.B. Carle in Jellyfish Review – This hybrid piece is poetry to me, … More First Quarter Favorites: The Poets
Love, by Norwegian writer Hanne Ørstavik and translated by Martin Aitken, is a strange little book. At 125 pages it should have been a very quick read but it ended up taking me a week. I’m not sure exactly why I dreaded picking it up to read except maybe I just wasn’t in the mood … More WiTM: Love
A Womans Story, by French writer Annie Ernaux and translated by Tanya Leslie, is a memoir about the author’s mother. The author begins writing not quite three weeks after the funeral in an attempt to come to terms with her mother’s death. THE WEEK following the funeral, I would start to cry for no particular reason. … More WiTM: A Woman’s Story
Instead of seeing what I’ve lost, what was taken away from me, and all the injustices that were done to me, I can see the power of what I’ve received. And I’ve created it myself. Throughout my life I have made the choice to never see myself as a victim. As I stand here at … More WiTM: Never Stop Walking
I can’t believe August has come round again. That was fast! August is my least favorite month because the heat in New Orleans is brutal and hurricane activity usually kicks into high gear. But I’m not going to think about it, instead I’ll immerse myself in translated books by women. Women in Translation month was created … More Reading for Women in Translation Month 2018
Now that Napowrimo is over, I’m settling back into my routine of morning online reading. This is my time to look for wonder-full flash and poetry and get lost in other places and other lives. There are many good writers out there but there are also some exceptional ones. Here’s a few of those writers … More Women of Flash
“Anyhow, the older I get, the less impressed I become with originality. These days, I’m far more moved by authenticity. Attempts at originality can often feel forced and precious, but authenticity has quiet resonance that never fails to stir me. Just say what you want to say, then, and say it with all your heart.” … More Friday Reads: Big Magic
I just couldn’t not share. As seen on the streets of Paris via Travels with Persephone, a blog I’ve read for years and recommend.