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Poet Lee Bennett Hopkins

The world of children’s literature lost a champion this week with the death of Lee Bennett Hopkins, poet and anthologist. I had the good fortune to meet and interview Hopkins when I was working as a graduate assistant to Dr. … Continue reading

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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Happy 125th Birthday!

A couple college friends and I decided to visit the home and gardens of famous poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, in Austerlitz, NY. We were eager to find out whether the rumors we’d heard about her – that she jumped … Continue reading

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Ode to Z-Pak

  The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play.*  No apple picking, bike riding Or hiking on this cold, damp day. I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots … Continue reading

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Oh My Aching Feet

Oh My Aching Feet. My post on Friend for the Ride.

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Valentine’s Day Ode …to my Snow Shovel

Ever reliable, waiting to be grabbed The perfect size Never causing arms or back to ache You stood among the others Not as wide, not as heavy, not as tall Inconspicuous, modest, humble Your  strip of metal, secured by screws … Continue reading

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Bean and barley soup on the stove.  Shovel and boots by the door. And a bunch of new books to read. Here’s a couple I recently finished that might help pass the time if you’re snowed in.   From the … Continue reading

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