And then it was too late…

“This is the United States of America. It isn’t Nazi Germany.” – Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), in an interview on MSNBC, about the Trump...

And then it was too late…

“This is the United States of America. It isn’t Nazi Germany.” – Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), in an interview on MSNBC, about the Trump...

Are You Listening?

Here’s a prediction. When the history of the Obama Administration is written, the admittedly monumental screw ups with the health...

Seamus Heaney, 1939 – 2013

One wonders why Ireland, a country with 4.5 million people, has produced so many of history’s greatest men – yes, mostly men – of...

When in Disgrace

The Bard, we think, wrote his 29th sonnet around about 1592 at a time when he was deeply troubled by something. Perhaps it was the...

Poetry Month

In celebration of National Poetry Month – I love that poetry month coincides with the start of the baseball season – a great little poem...

More Billy Collins

My lanyard wearing mom was born on this day in 1922. I miss her every day. The Lanyard by Billy Collins The other day I was ricocheting...

Billy Collins

When I saw the story that Idaho’s State School Superintendent Tom Luna had pulled a pop history quiz on lawmakers on the legislature’s...

The Poetry of Cities

It is the birthday of the poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg born January 6, 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois. Twice winner of the...

The Choice

For me the answer is easy – W.B. Yeats. In December 1923, nearly 86 years ago, Yeats won the Nobel Prize for literature and made much of...

All Souls

On All Souls Day, a remembrance of those we love and live among us in memory, two poems by John Updike and W.B. Yeats. I can’t get this...

All Souls

On All Souls Day, a remembrance of those we love and live among us in memory, two poems by John Updike and W.B. Yeats. I can’t get this...