Here’s an interesting Nation article about Richard Power’s new novel Bewilderment. I am still reading Overstory. It is taking me awhile. It is a wonderful read, but living out the end of my life on a planet that has such an uncertain future makes it, at the same time, a very difficult read for me.
Another book from our rain book bundle, Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope is just that– instead of Mommy saying, “I hate the rain!” Nate says, “Rain brings frogs!” and other such hopeful turns of negativity — our personal favorite: When Ben says, “Not enough!” Nate says, “Enough to share!” — ain’t that
Got a book bundle from the library about rain and the stuff has been falling out of the sky ever since! We are getting a deluge today and got meta with Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld. Cloudette is small cloud and is inspired by bigger clouds doing bigger things and certainly finds some important work —
After reading several essays on ecological degradation at local and planetary scales earlier today, I came upon this piece from Orion. A reminder that given a chance, natural systems can heal and reclaim vitality. Given a chance, again, life finds a way.
Here is another fabulous review by John Yau. I find this sculpture both intellectually and visually intriguing, and that intrigue is heightened by Yau’s review. The way he completely opens himself – in every way – to looking at art always inspires me. Here is John Yau at his best – The result is mystifying.
There is just so much I loved about this book. Beautifully written, finely crafted, it is both heartbreaking and uplifting. The story unfolds, mostly, across a decade in Chechnya, pivoting around a handful of days toward the end of 2004. Told through a collage of characters whose stories come together at this particular place and
The best part about this book is octo-bear (pictured on cover), a stuffed bear with octopus legs within the pages of this read. The story itself left something to be desired — I must admit, when I told my teen about this book, we both were very much looking forward to learning how one puts
Shocked at how few fotos** there are here but loved reading this — cross-stitch is a skill I learned well as a kid and something I still find very therapeutic, though this article sheds the obvious imperial light on the form of sewing. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/cross-stitching-trend-story?utm_source=pocket-newtab ** If you do not have social media you may not
I thought I would share information about this free program that promotes the important idea that art and activism are related–an idea I see reflected in many of the posts on this blog. Here’s a description of the event: “At this year’s Art & Activism titled “Our House: Claiming ‘Home’ through Art and Design” numerous
I am taking a modern poetry class online, ModPo, and a young man with autism, Dan Bergman, was part of the latest discussion. I worked with autistic students as part of my career as a speech therapist, and I was very happy to meet Dan virtually. He was live and on camera with Al Filreis.