Manners: Those Pesky Pronouns

Manners get a bad rap, I think. American informality gets confused with poor behavior. Manners are really about making other people feel comfortable around me. ...

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Memory and Imagination in Memoir

Patricia Hampl’s memoir A Romantic Education represents an ambitious, difficult but ultimately rewarding meditation on the role of imagination and memory ...

jay's garden in color

A Day of Rest and Thanks

Windows open. Breezes blow throughout the house. Moxie sits in her semi-Buddha posture on the couch. Renaissance music fills the air via WRCJ. Birds chirp and p...

Me and the Rain

The rain was fine. The trees, however, the ones hanging out into mixed use paths, the ones I had to head butt my way through, those tree limbs were saturated wi...