Monthly Archives: June 2016

What Now?

My friends, Aren’t personal letters a rare and precious gift to find in your mailbox? Here’s my letter to you, and in it I will catch you up to date with news of this and that. Having come to grips … Continue reading

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The Invitation of the Bench in the Garden

The luxury of two benches in my garden gives me a seat to contemplate the other, nestled between astilbe and hosta, empty in the shade-dappled sun. It faces the jade-green birdbath tall among geraniums, sun glinting on the rippling water, … Continue reading

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Double Take on John Finnemore’s Double Acts

John Finnemore is the author of Double Acts, six half hour BBC 4 ┬áradio skits for two actors. He is a British writer and actor, introduced to this family through Cabin Pressure, a radio sitcom about the crew and adventures … Continue reading

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Billy Collins’ “The Trouble with Poetry”; Bluebook exam

As a Challenge III tutor with Classical Conversations last year, I had the pleasure of studying poetry with my students. Besides our readings in The Roar on the Other Side, we discussed a poem a week. Since in our study … Continue reading

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