Random Thoughts: MLK Eve Edition

There's a certain poetry in quotidian things, like getting out of bed, for instance, when the room is cold and the bed is warm. It gets you thinking ahead: the cold of bathroom floor tiles on your soles, the gooseflesh on your exposed body as you dress, the tiny jingle of license tags as the … Continue reading Random Thoughts: MLK Eve Edition

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A Few Words from St. Billy of Collins

Returning to the book, Light the Dark (see yesterday's post), let's look for illumination in Billy Collins' essay included in that collection. In it he references an earlier essay he wrote called "Poetry, Pleasure, and the Hedonist Reader." I sought it on-line and instead found the essay that's in this book, which was originally written for The … Continue reading A Few Words from St. Billy of Collins

For Authors, Goodreads’ “Giveaway” Program Becomes a Misnomer

News Flash: Four days remain for Goodreads members to sign up for a free copy of my new book, Lost Sherpa of Happiness. If you do the Goodreads thing, you can sign up for a lightning bolt's chance here. I've spoken to the GR's Giveaway program before on these pages and have decidedly ambivalent feelings about … Continue reading For Authors, Goodreads’ “Giveaway” Program Becomes a Misnomer