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The 2014 induction class of six for the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame definitely has a poetic tilt to it. Three of the inductees, Edgar Lee Masters, Margaret Walker and David Hernandez are known first and foremost as poets. 108 more words

All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin’ in the sun,
Talkin’ bout the things
They woulda-coulda-shoulda done…
But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All ran away and hid
From one little did.

-Shel Silverstein-


Life, love and The Giving Tree

Tonight I re-read ‘The Giving Tree’ for what was perhaps the ten-thousandth time. My mom bought me the book when I was roughly seven years old, and I was immediately smitten with the friendly, gestural illustrations and the heartbreakingly beautify story of the infinite generosity of the tree.   499 more words

Life Guide

Paper Bowls: Round and Round We Go

Between writing and crafting, writing about crafting must come into play sometime. It’s all connected in one way or another, after all. Energy is never lost, just transformed. 277 more words

Paper Art

Book Nostalgia: 90s kid reading

Every reader has to start somewhere. We all remember the one book that really grabbed our attention and hooked us on reading. For me it was Charlotte’s Web by E.B. 441 more words


"Once there was a tree..."

Do you remember how I wrote about how my son sometimes acts like a wild animal?

Well, for every one of those posts, there are… 97 more words


Pearly Sweetcake

In my youth (1970s), I often listened to a radio show (from USA) titled : Dr. Demento. One of the Dr’s ‘delights’ was a song called ‘The Smoke Off’ by Shel Silverstein (RIP). 277 more words