A poem to take on vacation

At a rest stop somewhere along the Ohio Turnpike:   Vacation by Wendell Berry Once there was a man who filmed his vacation. He went flying down the river in his boat with his video camera to his eye, making a moving picture of the moving river upon which his sleek boat moved swiftly toward […]


Debbie does Bethany Beach

Alba by Jack Gilbert   After a summer with happy people, I rush back, scared, gulping down pain wherever I can get it.     I don’t like all my nicknames, but I can’t say I don’t deserve them. Debbie Downer is the one I earned for introducing grit to conversations of spun sugar. And […]