First Reader

First Reader

I've been slowly making my way through Billy Collins's excellent [Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems](a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0375755195/thesoxaholix-20"), and when I say slowly I mean I…

Old memory

the memory of the old wood shack where the bear lived is in my dad’s voice The bit about flies the other day brought back some memories of very, very early childhood when I'd spend the winter with my…

Flies

One of my favorite phrases in Spanish is "por si las moscas" which is used the same way you'd use "just in case" in English, but the literal meaning is "for if the flies."…

Sisters of the Valley

Picking up and continuing a bit with yesterday's theme, have you heard of the "weed nuns"? I wish them the best of luck with their business, but considering how the article points out that the pair "consider…