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Karen Edmisten · 1W ago

Poetry Friday: Leisure

It's been a slightly hectic summer for us so far, but I'm looking forward to some days of lolling around soon. Time to stand and stare ... ah, yes. Good for the soul. Leisureby William Henry...
Karen Edmisten · 3W ago

Poetry Friday: Mary Oliver

Go read "Mindful" by Mary Oliver, which beginsEvery day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight Then come back and tell me what it's put you in mind of.I wanted to po...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

We've closed the door (and the math book) on another school year and I'm emitting happy sighs.When her sisters started college, Ramona and I had adjustments to make in our newly-one-person s...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Poetry Friday: Emily Dickinson

I just felt like a little bit of Emily today. Go here, to, to read the five perfect lines of "To make a prairie."~~~~~ The Amazing Jama has the round up this week at Jama's Alphabe...
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Poetry Friday: James Hearst

An Atticus pick this week, and a lovely one:In Aprilby James HearstThis I saw on an April day:Warm rain spilt from a sun-lined cloud,A sky-flung wave of gold at evening,....(Read the whole p...
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Poetry Friday: Wordsworth

Wordsworth always speaks for himself, but I will add that I adore the line, "The Child is the father of the man;" ... happy sighs on this spring day.Tabatha has the round up at The Opposite ...
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Recent Reading: The Year of Living Danishly

I did a double take the first time I saw this writer's name. Helen Russell was the name of my theater professor in college and I didn't think my Helen Russell was still around, much less tha...
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

On Relevant Radio tomorrow morning at 6 a.m.

I'll be talking to John Harper on Morning Air Tuesday, April 11, at 6 a.m. central time. We'll be talking about Holy Week, and "The Triduum: Kidterrupted." Go here to find out what we mean. 
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Poetry Friday: Things to Do by Elaine Magliaro and Catia Chien

Just look at that cover. Isn't it delightful? Now, open the book. (What? You don't have it? Go get it now! In the meantime, you can take a peek inside by visiting this post on Elaine's blog....
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Exciting Brave Writer News: I'm joining the team!

Julie Bogart's Brave Writer is an extraordinary writing program. More than that, Julie has always, through her method of teaching language arts, encouraged what she calls, "the Brave Writer ...