Monthly Archives: June 2011

Baseball on the Southside

“The Cure” by Katherine¬† Harer baseball is a good antidote for death where else do we mutter belief scream hope over green grass bathed in light where else do we coach the best out of one another it’s all right … Continue reading

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Trains of time

Here in Three Oaks, very few things remind one of the regular schedule of time. At noon, the warning siren sounds, and a couple of times a day the high-speed train whizzes through town, though it no longer stops here … Continue reading

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How to feed a vampire

A fellow blogger and old friend posted a question about the recent fascination with Vampires in pop culture, and especially the glamorization of women as possessions of these Vampire characters.¬† She’s referring mostly to an HBO show called True Blood … Continue reading

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Midsummer’s arrival

For teachers (and students), and anyone else who works in a job where summer is synonymous with a more relaxed schedule, and fewer obligations, summer often arrives just as we are frayed around our edges. In those few weeks before … Continue reading

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