Judaye @ Let Me Tell The Story.

Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott

 In an earlier post I wrote about the free Civil War and Reconstruction class I'm taking from Yale Open Courses.  The class is taught by Professor David Blight.  It is available on Itunes and here. During the past few days I've tried to get through Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott.  Alcott wrote some books for adults.  Alcott told of her experiences as a volunteer nurse in 1862....more
Judaye, I've been reading Allcott lately too:  Transcendental Wild Oats, her fictional account ...more

52 Short Stories and Poems: Stanley Plumly and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Copper Beach Tree...more
Thanks for sharing this, Judaye—lovely and profound.  I read it twice.more

Not A Girlie Girl

I have never been or considered a "girlie girl.  Pantyhose is itchy.  Thongs: My ass has to be comfortable.  Rarely do I shave anything.  Bikinis show too much of my body.  That's only for Jake to see.  High heels feel like walking on stilts.  My hair is natural.  A perm feels like the hair on corpses and hair dye on an older woman can make her look hard and fake.  Hands are used for creating jewelry, so my nails are short and unpolished.  The bottom of my feet need to be hard because I walk barefoot outside....more
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Wednesday Word of Wisdom. Art Provided by Zarah Hussain.

A few years ago I went to visit Morocco for a week and a half.  The Hassan II  Mosque in Casablanca has beautiful handmade designs inside and out.  This art reminds me of that lovely peaceful place. Niger Folk Saying:  He who boasts much c...more

Wednesday Word of Wisdom. Art Provided By Nathan Sawaya.

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.~ Jean Sibelius ...more
I feel and think that writers aren't appreciated for the time, labor, sweat, and heart they put ...more

52 Poems and Short Stories: Jackson Bliss

I decided to read and write about 26 poems and 26 short stories this year.  Reading them is easy.  Writing about them can be difficult, but I'm doing it.Jackson Bliss is a writer of short stories who has been published in numerous journals.http://jacksonbliss.blogspot.com/...more
What a wonderful journey. Back in my twenties I was a romance junkie and I set a goal to read a ...more

Wednesday Word of Wisdom. Art Provided By Myrtille Henrion Picco.

The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and convenience of man.  Rachel Carson Intuition Heureuse by Myrtille Henrion Picco, Oil on Canvas. ...more
Great Rachel Carson quote!  Reminds me of C. S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man: "At the moment, ...more

52 Poems and Stories. Langston Hughes

Paraphrases come from The Big Sea softcover published by Thunder Head Press in New York. ...more
 @HomeRearedChef  Virginia, I can't believe you never heard of my boyfriend.  Hughes was born in ...more

April is National Poetry Month. Kay Ryan

I just found this book at used book store in like new condition.  Couldn't believe it!  Hee hee.  The Best Of It won the Pulitzer prize for poetry in 2010. ...more
Love your poetry selections, Judaye!  They are so immediate, so vital.   Thank you for keeping ...more

WEDNESDAY WORD OF WISDOM. Art Provided By Elizabeth Catlett

"The biggest mistake sometimes is to play things very safe in this life and end up being moral failures."   Dorothy Day, social activist, journalist, 1897-1980Reclining Woman. cast stone, 1958.  Elizabeth Catlett, 1919-2012...more
Judaye, I love Dorothy Day!    A story is told of Dorothy Day that she was walking with someone ...more