How maddening it was to our friend the mollusk to be subjected almost every day (and sometimes more) to the callous cliche that haunts a bi-valve’s life. Each time someone, oft-times fork in hand, thoughtlessly uttered the bitter oath, the mollusk would feel himself shrinking, shriveling inward, as if he could escape the narrative of...
- Hope Rekindled
This past week has given us more hope for our diseased republic than any other time in 50+ years of paying attention. Observing and participating in a long-overdue peaceful uprising, occupying the streets, feeling the righteous energy of people of all ages, colors, faiths, and wealth (or lack thereof), has…
- Source Notes: Seventh Decade
Orginally posted on June 08, 2021
The latest poetry collection from prolific author Heather Tosteson, Source Notes: Seventh Decade, is one of those treasured books one finishes and begins to read again. At turns searching and assured, troubled and contented, the poems here range from the deeply personal — including terrible trauma and recovery — to the universally felt. Ostensibly a meditation...