Monthly Archives: May 2013

Finding your own mine as a writer

I read a very funny, but insightful poem by William Plomer, “Father and Son: 1939.” The author, 1903-1973, was born in South Africa, I think, but at least lived in South Africa and England and various other countries, as well. … Continue reading

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Living History Lessons

Last Wednesday I spoke at a middle school in Montville, New Jersey. Various other speakers presented, as well, all of them describing apersonal tragedy that they had overcome. The day featured Holocaust, 9-11, columbine, Katrina, and other survivors, for instance. … Continue reading

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Poem for poetry-phobes

Until 1990 I was a poetry-phobe. But if I had read Marge Piercy’s 1976 poem, “What’s that Smell in the Kitchen,” I would have been cured. I heard Piercy speak many years ago, as I sat behind her onstage, and … Continue reading

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A friend’s blog: hand to mouth

I decided to share a friend’s blog post today. Apparently, May 1 was blogging against disablism, a new phrase for me, but definitely apt,I’d say. Please read this blog which is very thought-provoking. http://hand2mouth.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/why-i-missed-blogging-against-disablism-day/#more-1469

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