I have been inspired to look closer at my motivation behind my blogging. And so, photos have become smaller, column width has been shortened for easier reading, and links of other blogs have been brought up and along side of my posts. All to support a more equal balance of priority.
Like tired lids the leaves drop down,
Earth drowsy grows, and on her breast,
Beneath a blanket red and brown,
The weary year lies down to rest.
Edith Brownell, author of “His Burden of Hatred,” in Lippincott’s for October, was born in Toledo, O., but went south to live when a child. Her first writing was done in Atlanta, and consisted of interviews and book reviews for theSaturday Review, a local woman’s weekly, and two stories which were published in the Puritan Magazine – now extinct. Soon afterward Miss Brownell went to Chicago, where she spent four years at the university, during which time her only literary out put appeared in the student publications. While there she wrote and staged a little play, which was givening one of the women’s halls, and she herself appeared in some French plays. Two years ago she came to Washington and began newspaper work. She is now on the editorial staff of the Washington Post, writing special articles for the Sunday issue, together with dramatic criticism and interviews. Last summer she was sent abroad by the Post, and wrote weekly letters from England, France, and Germany. Miss Brownell has had verse printed in Outing and in Youth, and Lippincott’s Magazine and Munsey’s now hold unpublished poems of hers.
I have been thinking of the yearly celebrations of christmas and halloween. And i have decided that i don’t want to honor them. They are not biblical celebrations and they are full of paganism and worldly hooey.
from “Their Own Choice”
Tom Waits – Author
Michael O’Brien – Author and Photographer (his second book)
DJ Stout and Berrett Fry – Book Designers
University of Texas Press
March 1, 2011
78 Photographs by O’Brien
23 Original Poems by Waits
✒ A very good article on the book, @ Pentagram, here.
✒ Maureen Doallas led off her December 23, 2010 post of “Facts, New or Not”
…..with information and links about the book, here.
light carving – photo (light) + graph (scratch or carve into stone)
✄ The stitching together of layers of padding and fabric, may date back as far as ancient Egypt.
Steve was doing some thinking…and it got me to thinking. And now i’m going to get you thinking.
Thinking about receiving a letter or card in the mail, and how much we all like to get letters from
folks we know. Steve says that he is going to send letters to the people he knows, and that he will
send a letter to anyone that wants to join him in this. I sent him my mailing address…via e-mail.
So now i can look forward to a note in the mail.
And i am going get back into writing and sending notes. I might even send a poem or two.
Does this get you thinking about someone that would enjoy a letter or a card from you?
Why not buy some of those pretty Love stamps and get to writing.
And i hope you will encourage others to pick up their pen. (or crayons)
✒For Steve’s post, click here.