Hey there. I can’t let the month go by without posting. Happy Leap Day! The world is a crazy place. I won’t burden you with my opinions on any of it. I’m just trying to stay positive. And, by this time you probably don’t need any more reminders to wash (and dry) your hands and stop touching your face.
I thought instead I’d tell you about two recent books by Solace in So Many Words contributors.
Published recently by the University of Arizona Press is Kafka in a Skirt by Daniel Chacón, Stories from the Wall. It comes recommended.
Recently released from Simon & Schuster is Dancing Hands -How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle (illustrated by Rafael López). It’s their second collaboration, and it is winning awards.
I have an old story in a new publication that comes as an app and digital magazine; it is called Fresh Ink—here is the link to my short story “Dear Robert James Waller.”
Twitter gets a bad rap often (and often deserves it) but sometimes I make a positive connection there. Such was the case with Hope Dellon; we tweeted and retweeted each other, messaged on occasion. We were friendly. So I was sad to hear she died, and I feel a genuine loss. My heart goes out to her family and friends, who include Louise Penny and Kathleen Rooney.
The photographs accompanying this post are taken with my new camera, which I am slowly learning how to use.
Thanks for reading – stay healthy and stay the course.
Peace, love, and solace