Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct
30

New winner, new books

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Hello there. Hope you have a bowlful of your favorite candy ready for the trick-and-treaters, and that you have plenty of leftovers, which you can then eat yourself when Halloween is over. Sugar high for everyone! Woo-hoo. Big congrats are in order. Solace in So Many Words contributor Joan Corwin is the winner of the …

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Oct
23

Laura Rodley “Finally Home”

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Finally Home She hangs straight down feelers embedded in the comfrey’s pale purple cup sipping on summer nectar as through returning to the cocoon from which she emerged at early fall’s late dawn, wings flat as though still drying, perfect in symmetry and comfort to the eye. There too, her partner in nectar, the hummingbird …

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Oct
16

Open House Chicago and a sweet steak side trip

Aloft © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Saturday it poured on and off all day, but we didn’t let that stop is from enjoying Open House Chicago, which is put on by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. We also made a side trip to Taurus Flavors, a restaurant that features the sweet steak sandwich touted by Ernest Wilkins in his article “The sweet …

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Oct
12

News and calls for submissions

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Oy. What to say? I’m still thinking about the slaughter in Las Vegas. And our country’s lack of response to gun violence. One thing I plan to do is continue to support the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Now for news. First off, I want to express my sadness at learning Susan Elbe passed …

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