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“The beckoning counts, not the clicking latch behind you.” Freya Stark “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various … Continue reading
With Mother’s Day passed, and Father’s Day still ahead, I’d like to take this time in between to remember my parents and thank them for something very specific they did for me: they provided books. Lots and lots of books. … Continue reading
I have updated my “Writings” page with the text of a published vignette and a poem, since links to the online publications have expired. Please enjoy!
It’s Women’s History Month, and I want to share a few of the amazing books by and about women that I’ve read recently. I’ve included two classics of women’s literature and three that are a little outside the box, and … Continue reading
“Hold me in your hands like a bunch of flowers.” Carly Simon, The Right Thing to Do “Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the … Continue reading
We just passed Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. He was born January 19, 1809, and I’ve been reading his poetry and also some of his essays. One of them in particular, “The Poetic Principle,” where he attempts to explain poetry and … Continue reading