Friday, July 17, 2015

Early Morning Walk

Notice that the dogs are wearing their winter coats!  They're always hoping to catch one of those gulls!

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Every summer I think I will write when I am here in my favorite place on earth.  And I do write--a little.  But I like to think playing-- or just staring out the window is sometimes a necessary interval in a writing life. Hah! 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wallace Stevens and the Pond at the End of Time

In The State of the Art by David Lehman, Lehman writes that when President Clinton was president, he hosted a "Millennium Evening" to celebrate American poetry.  The event was beamed to 220 sites and was  cybercast, and a transcript was made available to the public.  Lehman commented: "it was no less pleasurable for the accidental transformations that hasty typing produced--as when Wallace Stevens's 'the palm at the end of the mind' turned into 'the pond at the end of time.'"