Here's a few poems I like! The Journey Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again. Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that… Continue reading Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Happy New Day.
I have read 42 of 40 books for the 2019 Reading Challenge! What should I read next?
Remember how fear of Y2K was so dumb, even in 1999? There was this kitschy FB image with a caption that said something like, "Hey! Remember 20 years ago when we were all so worried about Y2K and the computers zapping all our money away!? Haha! We were so silly then!" In response, I wrote… Continue reading Won't you celebrate with me? & some grief
We have been playing together for almost 6 weeks now. The group has gelled into a safe space where the participants can share about what is going on with their lives, as well as their struggles with the material. So much of adult education can be summed up with the pithy aphorism, "You are your… Continue reading Update on The (Fall 2019) Artist’s Way Class
Cover art Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix This is an interesting premise in an interesting world. Each section of the book is narrated by a different child - Finn, 2nd grade; Emma, 4th grade; Chess, 6th grade. Each character has a unique voice, and most of their contributions are age-appropriate. The characters'… Continue reading Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)
Cover art for Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah My rating: 5 of 5 starsFirst of all, listen to the audiobook! Trevor is a gifted actor with the ability to mimic everyone in his life from his Mother, Patricia, to Nelson Mandela. This… Continue reading Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Book cover: First Frost First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is a sequel to Sarah Addison Allen's previous book, Garden Spells. It's quite a lovely read. Some of the unresolved plot points from Garden Spells carry over into this one, namely the parental issues of the main characters, Claire… Continue reading Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
The Huntress by Kate Quinn My rating: 3 of 5 starsI don't often read historical fiction, for several reasons I'm not willing to explore in this review. This book is set between alternating worlds of four sets of main characters: one is an escaped Nazi war criminal who disappears, another set is the group of… Continue reading Review: The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Corban Addison Harvest of Thorns Cover Art A Harvest of Thorns: A Novel by Corban Addison My rating: 3 of 5 stars It's difficult for me to really get into nonfiction because I read for joy, escape, and imagination workouts. I often find works of nonfiction too dry, overwhelming, or demoralizing. I pay attention to… Continue reading Review: Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison
Dear Spokane City Council Members: Considerable unrest and furor has been caused with the recent decision to hand over operations of the East Central Community Center to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center, as opposed to the current leadership, the East Central Community Organization. Having observed the current staff at the East Central… Continue reading Open Letter to Spokane City Council Regarding the East Central Community Center