While Valentine's-related sales are expected to reach $20 billion this season, let's consider one more affordable and widely-applicable option for gift-giving: a well-chosen poem.Read More
Perhaps because poems offer us such bite-sized opportunities to pause, to savor ideas and images, to make metaphoric connections and deeper meanings and quickly engage our faculties of empathy, they should be invited to our daily tables like respected guests -- wise elders with a few choice words to impart.
Here, then, are three simple suggestions for adding a dose of poetic medicine to your life...Read More
The idea of word tickets came from a writers' group Kevin and I attended a few years back, at which the host occasionally passed around a basket containing red "Admit One"-style tickets, on whose backs words from magazines had been pasted. And though the writing group itself didn't endure, the idea of those tickets stuck in my mind...Read More