Our beet (and carrot) harvest — beets older than Baby Angel! We are going to ferment them for her birthday fiesta. Gotta love nature, people. And dang, I’m sorry if you don’t love beets – I am so lucky I married a Polaki dude who loves his ROOTS 😉
Saw this article in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/apr/02/ocean-vuong-i-was-addicted-to-everything-you-could-crush-into-a-white-powder Spring is springin’ – I feel inspired by all this new reading.
Temporary Matters by Hiromitsu Koiso: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/157536/temporary-matter I was instructed not to go out into society because of a temporary matter where corpses were multiplying every day. I thought it was a chance to do something I hadn’t done, and so I signed up for an introductory poetry course on a Massive Open Online Course because
Discovered Rae’s new poem “Smidgens” in the most recent NYer magazine and found it online here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/04/04/smidgins Enjoy, friends.
Reading this book with the sun at my back on a Sunday — there’s a lot to unpack here. I’ll post a description from City of Asylum where I learned about this new read: “Humans are storytelling animals. Stories are what make our societies possible. Countless books celebrate their virtues. But Jonathan Gottschall, an expert
Meraki Radio continues and sometimes magic happens. Sergeant Major Denver D. Dill emailed me after listening to the archives and learning about Francis Resta, my former co-host and friend. Denver D. Dill was researching Francis’s father, Francis Resta, who was West Point Band’s Commander — a position that was sought after by over 400 applicants.
This is one of the many books being banned in several states in the USA. I was happy to see it was quickly available at my library and picked it up to read over a beach weekend. I am about halfway through but felt I should post before I finish, since it’s that good! The
Spent some time with George & Martha this morning — they are hilarious! I love the sequence of five stories that are connected but can be read independently, and some are only a page or two. We have a few George & Martha volumes — all of which are page turners. If you haven’t met
A neighbor friend passed this along to me as a printout from the Brown University library dated 1971. This is a fun read for us who love language, the understanding of science and communication generally. A couple of quotes that stuck with me include: “When two years and three months old, he became a great