Self is participating in bushboy’s Last on the Card Challenge. Her Last on the Card for June 2022 is a real heartbreaker: Roman Ratushny’s obituary in The…… Read more “Bushboy’s Last on the Card Challenge, June 2022”
Self just returned from a loooong trip overseas: Northern Ireland, London, and Oxford. It was her first overseas trip in three years. In 2020, The Penn Club…… Read more “Share Your Desktop – June 2022”
Self picked up a copy of The Mermaid and the Bear when she was in Oxford (UK). She started reading it while visiting friends in Buck’s County,…… Read more “Context: The Mermaid and the Bear”
Rossglass Beach, Co. Down, Northern Ireland For Uvalde, Texas.
Marching Song 1945 For the last thirty weeksI have wandered through forest and field. And my shirt is so full of holesthat you would hardly believe it.I…… Read more “Poetry Thursday: Erich Kastner”
Thank you to Debbie at Travel with Intent for hosting the Six-Word Saturday challenge. Self is in the closing section of Semezdin Mehmehdinovic’s My Heart, his (really…… Read more “Six-Word Saturday: “Routine Medical Examination, Sit and Wait””
This poem is epic. The molave was a Philippine hardwood (said to be impervious to fire), now extinct. Jose Rizal was the writer of the seminal novels…… Read more “Poetry Friday: “Like the Molave” by Rafael Zulueta y da Costa, Written 1940″
As a nation, our adjustments have been profound.In the weeks after 9/11, I was proud to lead a united, resilient people. So much of our politics has…… Read more “43 at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 11 Septemer 2021”
There are no words.
The author persuades her aged parents to go into assisted living. She tells them to try it, they can always move back home if they don’t like…… Read more “I’LL BE SEEING YOU: A Memoir”