A good book listens…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.-Ray Bradbury (1920 โ€“ 2012) A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.-Henry David Thoreau (1817 โ€“… Continue reading A good book listens…

Books for her 7th birthday

Our daughter will soon be seven-years-old; and this is only the second year that she's made any requests to us regarding birthday presents. Last year, for her 6th birthday, she asked us to gift her Disney princess dolls, which we ordered online. I wasn't entirely thrilled with that choice, but it was a totally reasonable… Continue reading Books for her 7th birthday

Despite, or: Because of confusion

My 2nd Palindrome poem Why is poetry magical Written absorbingly such that Wonder comes forth -BAM- We are utterly consumed Self-indulgently reading while Questioning wordsmiths leaves Broad-mindedness unchecked Poets manipulate thoughts Creativity thriving inspiring Despite that ~ -Confusion- ~ That despite Inspiring thriving creativity Thoughts manipulate poets Unchecked broad-mindedness Leaves wordsmiths questioning While reading self-indulgently… Continue reading Despite, or: Because of confusion

Partnership, or: Creation narrative

An American sentence: Let's have an interaction. I'll write. You use your imagination. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing… Continue reading Partnership, or: Creation narrative