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orna-b-raz's picture
Mar.31.2014
It has been more than a year since I last visited the US, but flying to Boston for the Barbara Pym Conference I wasn’t prepared for what awaited me at Logan Airport. Since half of the passport control positions were closed on a regular Thursday evening, we had to wait almost an hour. And after...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.06.2014
Photo: Terry Francona, as he is now--a manager of the Cleveland Indians--in a photo from a Boston Globe article about him winning Manager of the Year.     A very readable, if not mindblowing or all-revealing, look at the life and times, especially 2004-2011, of former Red Sox manager...
e-maria-shelton-speller's picture
Sep.11.2013
Like all writers, I rewrite, combine, borrow, loot, recreate, change my own work, and play with metafictional devices and the relationship between what is real and what is imagined.  I combined "TP's Muse Board" with "The Foreword for Insomnia."  A triptych, or perhaps three panels of an...
kevin-arnold's picture
Aug.13.2013
This 130-year-old phrase, at the same time patriotic, apologetic, and modern, is part of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, from a poem called “By Blue Ontario’s Shores.”  stanza 13: Rhymes and rhymers pass away, poems distill'd from poems pass away, The swarms of reflectors and the polite pass,...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.10.2013
More ideas that didn't find a way into their own blog entry:   --In a country of Freedom of Speech, Rolling Stone had the right to put the Marathon Bomber on its cover.  Stores like Walgreen's and CVS have the right not to sell it.  And the consumer has the right not to buy it....
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.27.2013
Photo: A promo poster for the show, on its Wikipedia page   I've been trying forever to get to this series, which I'd DVR-ed.  Turns out, I somehow missed the first episode, and--since two episodes started later than they were supposed to--I missed fifteen minutes or so on those two...
rochelle-jewel-shapiro's picture
May.20.2013
How Leavitt captured the 50's--nuclear paronoia, attitudes toward women and work, suspicion of divorced women! The buzz words of the era are unspooled so gracefully that it feels as if we're really there. Leavitt not only masters plot, but has a rare sensitivity to gesture and language. Listen to...
mark-j-janssen's picture
May.04.2013
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angel-logan's picture
May.02.2013
WELCOME NEW AND LONG TIME SUBSCRIBERS! Serendipity is not your traditional style newsletter. It is Angel Logan's unique way of reaching out to her readers and friends – to stay in touch, to give updates on her writing career, and to share a few of the personal and professional pearls of...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Apr.28.2013
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