Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug
28

Summer Palace

Summer Palace © Kathy Buckland

  “This photo was taken when I went to Beijing,” writes Kathy Buckland from Glenview, IL, “We were at the Summer Palace, which is a peaceful, beautiful place, and I thought this scene was worth capturing.”

Aug
28

Writing after war

Shortly after I heard from Solace in So Many Words contributor D. J. Lachance (“Nagasaki Shadows”) about posting his short short (“The Fall”) as a guest blog, two notices about writing after war came across my desk.  The first is a post by John Evans on his Wellness & Writing Connections Facebook site, “Post-Traumatic Stress …

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Aug
28

The Fall by D. J. Lachance

D. J. Lachance D. J. Lachance (Dave) has read at two events for Solace in So Many Words. He always gives credit to his wife Lucille for urging him to write when he returned home from the Gulf War. “Nagasaki Shadows” and “The Fall” are part of a stage play called Voices from the Café, …

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Aug
22

A creative family: The Kanters

Grooming © Arnie Kanter

I think I first met Carol Kanter (“Her Best Medicine,” “Alternative Eulogy” and “The Advanced Course”) in the back of Books on Vernon when we both signed on for a poetry-writing class with Larry Starzec; he is a former businessman who came to poetry as a second career, studied at one of those low-residency programs …

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