Tag Archive: reading


Happy Labor Day

Love you © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

Hello there!  It’ll be just a short post today as I don’t think anyone is thinking too much about writing. It’s the beginning of a long weekend, the last one of summer. Already in Chicago the nights are chilly, and yesterday I saw geese fly overhead. I wonder whether this means our upcoming winter will …

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Hot links and hot licks


Hey there. Yesterday was Mick Jagger’s birthday. I celebrated it at The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism. We took the water taxi from Union Station to Navy Pier. I share some of pics below. Now for the hot links. There’s “Twenty-Two Poem Hacks” by Carmen Giménez Smith at the Poetry Foundation blog. I am going to print …

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New books and writing tips


Hey there. I have not been around because life got in the way. July got off to a rocky start. But here are some new books for you to investigate and some links to writing and reading. Daniel Chacón‘s latest book is  The Cholo Tree, published by Arte Publcio. Margarita Engle (the U.S. Young People’s …

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Three fairs and a freebie


Hello Folks. Have you, like me, been wowed by the fall colors this year? I don’t know whether the foliage is more exceptional this year than in previous ones. It seems to me it is. But then I also wonder whether it’s me that’s changed, gotten older and more sentimental, and more aware of the …

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