Category Archives: art

Fall for the Book lineup: Robyn Schiff’s “Revolver”

Fall for the Book – a DC-area literary festival – began Sunday and will run through Friday night. On Tuesday night, poet Robyn Schiff will be reading at George Mason University from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Grand Tier III, Center … Continue reading

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Art and architecture in Pittsburgh

Jeff and I spent Memorial Day weekend sans kids in Pittsburgh. We decided that since east-bound beach traffic would be heavy, heading west was a good idea, and Pittsburgh is only about four hours from DC. So off we drove, in the … Continue reading

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The Basket of Curiosities

I have trouble getting anything done when there is visible clutter. This morning, the house was overrun with scattered toys, cuttings from various papers, books, and game pieces. So I spent twenty minutes getting everything back to its container and … Continue reading

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Kids at poetry readings

Last night, I took an enormous leap of faith and took my first grader to her first poetry reading. This particular reading – part of the Iota Reading Series curated by Miles David Moore and hosted by Iota Club & … Continue reading

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Connections

As I write this, I’m on hold with a Verizon representative, who has left me on hold for six minutes as he investigates why our internet connection keeps dropping every five minutes. For every minute that goes by without hearing … Continue reading

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My top five love poems

I’ve selected my top five love poems – one romantic, one intellectual, one humorous, one passionate, and one familial – in the hope that these will fill your Valentine’s Day needs. Here they are: 1) Romantic – “somewhere i have … Continue reading

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Midsummer nights

Today I’m letting Adrienne Rich say something inspiring about this sweltering night, which has me camped in front of the A/C register.  I love the coolness of her images here: the blue stones in the moonlight, and her solitude “half-blotted … Continue reading

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