Monthly Archives: October 2014

When the Bright Star Faded: The Short Life of John Keats

Today is the birthday of John Keats (1795-1821), free spirit, lover, and beloved poet of the English Romantic period. Standing at a mere five feet in height, Keats was shy and unsure of himself. When he was able to overcome … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Laws of Bus Transportation

Concluded after years of using public transit… 1. If you arrive early to your bus stop, your bus will

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The Hunger Moon

The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010 by Marge Piercy. 352 pages, paperback. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 I’ve always disliked long poetry. And by “long,” I mean covering more than two pages in the book. For some reason it … Continue reading

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Drawing for a Free Book!

              Win a free autographed book! During the month of October, 2014, anyone in the continental United States* who clicks to follow my blog will be entered in a drawing to win

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Spirited Ghost Hunter: An Interview with Chris Woodyard

Chris Woodyard, a native of Ohio (midwestern United States) is the leading authority on ghosts and haunted places in the state. Chris calls herself a “fortean” researcher: an explorer of paranormal phenomena. One may be a die-hard skeptic or believe … Continue reading

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October’s Seven

Here is a new 7 Word Itch poem that I wrote recently, followed by one written by a friend of mine using the same words. Our seven words were:

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