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Review: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. 545 more words


January 26, Class Notes

So great to see everyone after our long winter break, and a huge welcome to my newest quilting students!

Quilting started with a messy day of exploring all of the fun and useful tools and supplies needed (and desired!) for quilting. 263 more words


Two Views of Poetry Part Two: Lowell’s “Fishnet” and the Poet’s Place in History

“I lie on a bed staring, crossing out, writing in, crossing out what was written in, again and again, through days and weeks. Heavenly hours of absorption and idleness…intuition, intelligence, pursuing my ear that knows not what it says. 1,152 more words

Simplify, Simplify

Our life is frittered away by detail…Simplify, simplify.

source: Henry David Thoreau, Walden
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie’s Garden


Reading Upton Sinclair

It’s technically considered fiction, but it’s really more a biography or a history. It doesn’t matter. Whatever you call it, it’s pretty darn magnificent. It’s Upton Sinclair’s book The Flivver King (1937), and, like his more renowned book The Jungle, it almost single-handedly reformed an American industry. 190 more words

Two Views of Poetry Part One: Wallace Stevens and Robert Lowell

Wallace Stevens and Robert Lowell are two modern American poets who share quite a few similarities in their views on the poet and what the poet should be doing when making poetry. 1,006 more words

The pear tree

Oh to be a pear tree – any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world!

-Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Botanic Art