Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul
26

Solace for the girls: Bras I have known

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Bras I Have Known Bras have held me up and held me down and a few have been dear as well as near to my heart. So many I have wanted to keep as mementos. One I almost threw away, but then that bra, sad as an old pair of shoes, looked at me in …

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Jul
26

Glimpse of Solace: Two by two

Melons © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

Jul
21

Natural solace

A bloom of solace © Ellen Wade Beals, 2013

I am not a dedicated gardener, but I like to have flowers in the yard. At the end of May I went to a local garden shop and bought a bunch of things to plant in window boxes and containers. A nice young woman helped me select the flowers. I wanted some hanging plants but …

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Jul
10

The Chicago lit scene rocks!

C. J. Laity and Jennifer Dotson

The Pop-Up Bookfair was Sunday at The Empty Bottle and it was a lot of fun. I’ve been singing the praises of Curbside Splendor Press and will continue to do so. Not only does Curbside have a great catalog, but it has amped up the lit scene in Chicago. Hosting various readings and events, like …

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