A farewell to a grandmother and to a good blogging friend. A counter-thought to the “go local” craze. Two moms write about “where I’m from.” A prose poem about a breach in the moonlight, and another poem about the drama of a grey day. Paul Simon sings at the 9/11 observance in New York, and the setting totally transform an iconic song. So much good stuff, and more.
“A Novel That Parses the Inexplicable: Thorton Wilder’s ‘The Bridge of San Luis Rey’” by Danny Heitman for the Wall Street Journal.
“What’s Your Geography?” by L.L. Barkat at Seedlings in Stone.
“Honor the Sabbath,,,with Football” by Matt Appling at The Church of No People.
“This post isn’t for everybody” by Scott Couchenour at Serving Strong.
“A Better Way” by Ann Kroeker.
“Sifting Life” by Claire Burge.
“One wrong turn” by Duane Scott.
“10 Things You Need to Know About Having a Girl” and “Gana” by Travis Thrasher at The Journey is Everything.
“On Not Knowing Myself” by Ed Cyzweski at In a Mirror Dimly.
“Shrewd as Snakes and Innocent as Doves” by Bradley Moore at Shrinking Camel.
“Where I’m From” by Erin Kilmer at Together for Good.
“Where I’m From” by Corrine Cunningham at Trains, Tutus and Tea Time.
“I Know You’re Going to Say No, But –“ by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“Different, Not Less” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.
“My ‘go-local’ rant” by Jim Schmotzer for Catapault Magazine.
“Six million” by Claudia Schoenfeld at Jaywalking the Moon.
“The Knot of Niceness” by Ajit Menon.
“Yellow Reason” by B.K. McKenzie at Signed…BKM.
“John Milton” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Words Empty” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.
“April Fool’s Day” by Jim Schmotzer at Faithful Skeptic.
“The Changing Season” by M.J. Duggan.
“Left Standing” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“A Beard White with ELD” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“Layers of Light” by Karin Fendick at Flickers of a Faithful FireFly.
Paintings and Photographs
“Tell me what is it you plan to do?” by Ann Kroeker.
“I wonder” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Shadows – Shaping the Light” by Kelly Sauer for High Calling Focus.
“Landscape Abstraction,” oil on panel by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“The Sounds of Silence” sung by Paul Simon at Ground Zero for the 9/11 Observance.
“Leap Before You Look by W.H. Auden” and “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne,” read by Tom O’Bedlam at Spoken Verse.
“The Town of Babylon, New York and its 9/11 Observance” by Steve Gravano at Take a Look Around.
Photograph: Work (with pencils) by Nancy Rosback. Used with permission.