A fortiori

Working with the veterans has been memorable, meaningful.   Never again shall I teach a workshop, or anything remotely resembling Creative Writing.   "Creative Reading" is the best description of what I have been teaching in recent years, and I thank Cally Conan Davies for having given me the name, and the many resources she has provided.  These men and women at the Veteran's Center have taught me more than I have taught them, as is always the case when teaching is, as Commander Robert would say, Conversation.  I shall do another 5-week session soon.

A Thousand Blessings, a Flock of Thieves, and a Band of Angels

I have been thinking a lot these days about penguins, parachutes, poppies, portable potties, and intellectual honesty.   And I have bee...