Poetry Reading: “November Beckons” by Nick Reeves

When I first read "November Beckons" on Nick Reeves's blog, I immediately knew I wanted to make a recording of it--so I bookmarked it with a note for a future blog post. Then this past Saturday, my husband and I took a drive through the White Mountains in New Hampshire and the Connecticut River Valley … Continue reading Poetry Reading: “November Beckons” by Nick Reeves

Call and Response: “Storm” by Derek Ross

The Best Laid Plans . . . I had planned to post my own poetry this week, but as soon as I read Derek Ross's poem "Storm," I just had to read it aloud and record it. The poem affected me that much. Call-and-Response Derek Ross is a first-rate poet and photographer from Scotland. As … Continue reading Call and Response: “Storm” by Derek Ross

Call and Response: “Not What” by Mary Jo Malo

As soon I read "Not What" by Mary Jo Malo, it reminded me so much of my dad, I knew I had to record it to commemorate his birthday on April 27. The photograph is my favorite of him in his vestments. It captures all the best of who he was. Call-and-Response As this is … Continue reading Call and Response: “Not What” by Mary Jo Malo

Call-and-Response: Accumlative Drollery

  Dark Origins I wrote this post in response to a blog series I have been following called "Dark Origins: Nursery rhymes and fairy tales" by Roberta Eaton Cheadle. The series provides an in-depth discussion of the history and social context for the nursery rhymes and fairy tales many of us grew up with. I … Continue reading Call-and-Response: Accumlative Drollery