It’s beautiful today in Pittsburgh. Going for a hike in the cold air. Will have a post up later about news sources. In the meantime, welcome new readers. 415 more words
6 days, 6 hours ago
Short story: The Black Sheep by Italo Calvino, from Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Daynight with Mountains Tied Inside by Alice Fulton, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2016. 30 more words
3 weeks ago
Short story: Solitude by Italo Calvino, from Numbers in the Dark and Other Stories. Recommended.
Poem: Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2016. 32 more words
1 month ago
Short story: The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemmingway, from The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories. Highly Recommended.
Poem: What You Pray Toward by Patricia Smith, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. 27 more words
1 month, 3 weeks ago
this american opera
By having a widely armed citizenry, we create a situation in which gun violence becomes a common occurrence, not the rarity it ought to be and is everywhere else in the civilized world.
2 months ago
What Is The Where
This year of the Jane Jacobs centenary has brought us a documentary film and a few new books by and about the inimitable urban thinker. 913 more words
2 months, 1 week ago
The Getting Old Blog
Yesterday I declared I wouldn’t be commenting on the election. However, I just came across a piece by Adam Gopnik, published four days ago by 192 more words