Tag Archive: Glimpse of Solace


Sexualities, drinks, and an off-putting phrase

Flower deconstructed © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Good day to you! Hope things are looking up and that this May day finds you peaceful and happy. All is okay with me. We had a bad storm here the other night but weathered it. The forsythias are in bloom. I’ve heard about two calls for submissions you may want to know about. SISMW …

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Meditate on the positive

I’m blue © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

Greetings. It looks as if Spring may come to Chicago after all. How’s the weather by you? This weekend came and went. I saw the aftermath of a fatal highway crash on Friday. I went to the funeral of a young father on Saturday. I thought about my own father who was born on April …

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Facebook & new books (and poetry & taxes)

Hole world © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

Happy (almost) Tax Deadline Day! Hope you have your return prepared and that you are receiving a refund. Also hope you did not wake to snow as we did in Chicago. It’s odd certainly to get snow in mid-April and odder still to hear that baseball games are cancelled because of snow. Facebook has been …

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Glimpse of solace: Tooting one’s horn


Don’t forget Laura Rodley has two new books of poetry. If you are in Turner Falls, MA, Laura is having a double-duty reading there on April 15 at the Gill Montague Senior Center at 1:oo pm. Also, toot-toot, if you’re from around here, I’ll be reading tonight at seven at Evanston Art Center with Jorge …

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