Monthly Archives: January 2014

Oh, The Humanity!

This is not a post I desire to pen. At this moment, my eyes well with tears and my body trembles from an intense grief beyond anything I am able to describe or comprehend. Through many years, my grief has … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Hound And Master

English poet Francis Thompson (1859-1907) isn’t particularly well known today, though the name of at least one of his poems may be familiar to some. He was the tortured soul who wrote The Hound of Heaven, a 182-line work that … Continue reading

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H(Abby) Birthday Biscuit!

One of the most creative people I know, my younger daughter Abby, is having a birthday tomorrow. (She’s quite a bit older now than the picture to the left that was taken on her sixth birthday.) Along with other nudges … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Poe(sy)

The word of the day is Poe(sy). Stay with me and I’ll explain. But first … Given that yesterday was Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday (noted in my post here), it should not have been a surprise to me that others … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe(t)

Today, I mark the two-hundred-fifth birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. As one of the earliest American writers of renown, Poe’s life unfolds a cautionary tale in our general understanding about the struggles and motivation often thought to be required of … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bobbie Pringle, Part II

This is part two in my mother’s story (written in her own words) of how she and my dad met. Part one is here. Ruthe Continues:   Next morning I put my plan into action. After bringing her two coffees as … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bobbie Pringle, Part I

Were my dad still alive today (he died in 1994), he and my mom would be celebrating 68 years of marriage at the end of this month. That’s a picture of her from the 40s. (—->) For as long as … Continue reading

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