Monthly Archive: June 2015

Jun
30

Glimpse of Solace: In the June garden

Rose, were did you get that red? © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

Jun
30

Slice of Solace: Edward Hirsch

“Implicit in poetry is the notion that we are deepened by heartbreaks, that we are not so much diminished as enlarged by grief, by our refusal to vanish—to let others vanish—without leaving a verbal record.” Edward Hirsch     I came across this quote yesterday when a FB friend posted it. I think it comes …

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Jun
19

Father’s Day: poems by Bonnie J. Toomey and Susan Mahan

Game Face Too I didn’t realize how long he’d been wearing it until it was too late. Mom didn’t believe the oncologist. She said Dad must have been poisoned. Until he outgrew it, I didn’t realize how long he’d been wearing it – for all of us. Dad left his game face behind. Sometimes, I …

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Jun
13

Does this arouse you? Oversharing & hate online, big goofs, and lurid news

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Just because I think about stuff doesn’t mean I’m smart. I never come to any earth-shattering conclusions or theories. One thing I often think about is the Internet and its affects on the world. You can tell I am of a certain age because I can think in terms of before and after. Younger people …

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