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Karen Edmisten · 1d ago

What a perfectly lovely book

"Reason, beauty, poetry, and excellent conversation were his preferred tools for settling disputes." -- The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill 
Karen Edmisten · 2W ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

Late last month, Betsy, Ramona and I went to see the filmed version of the Broadway show Newsies. They're big fans of the movie (which I've never seen) and they couldn't wait to see the stag...
Karen Edmisten · 3W ago

Billy Friday

Photo courtesy of: Marcelo Noah, of D.G. Wills Books, and WikiMedia Commons. Heidi Mordhorst, this week's Poetry Friday host, is having an all-Billy Birthday Extravaganza. It's a Collins-fes...
Karen Edmisten · 4W ago

Poetry Friday: I'm Hosting! (And getting this post up on Thursday evening for you plan-ahead types.)

We're anticipating a snow day tomorrow as Winter Storm Quid (really?) makes its way across the country. Personally, I'm tired of Winter Storm Fill-in-Silly-Name and I'm ready for Spring-Day-...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

"My beloved copy of the book began to crackle when the cover was lifted."

I recently mentioned that we do a freewrite every week at our writing group. I'm sharing Ramona's from last week because I just loved it so much. The prompt came from the Brave Writer blog:T...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

"The library was a little old shabby place...

... Francie thought it was beautiful. The feeling she had about it was as good as the feeling she had about church." ~ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Dear Lent,

Hey, old friend! It's been awhile. How are you? I'm looking forward to seeing you. I always love a good trek in the desert.Funny thing about you, though -- you always sneak up on me. Well, n...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Poetry Friday: How to Be a Poet by Wendell Berry

How to Be a PoetWendell Berry(to remind myself)i  Make a place to sit down.  Sit down. Be quiet.  You must depend upon  affection, reading, knowledge,  skill—more of each  than you have—insp...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

A Meaningful Lent: The One-Stop (Monstrously Long) Post

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series of posts, written in 2009. I pulled them all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- e...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Poetry Friday: Before a Painting

For everyone who has ever been overcome by ineffable beauty: Before a PaintingJames Weldon Johnson I knew not who had wrought with skill so fineWhat I beheld; nor by what laws of artHe had c...