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Banned Books

September 30, 2010


In honor of Banned Books Week, the wonderful Rejectionist and Tahereh have put together a collection of reviews of favorite books that have been banned or challenged. I am an ardent supporter of books, and this blog is designed to work against the kind of ignorance that is the cause and consequence of censorship. So […]

Watermelon Salad

August 28, 2010


Normally it’s hard to imagine that it would be possible to have too much watermelon. But my family has gotten a large watermelon every week this month. They are really huge, and they are seeded. Plus we went to the beach last week, and another branch of the family brought extra peaches and melons. So […]

Cream of Zucchini Soup

July 16, 2010


This soup started out as a vague idea of dinner. The evening was getting on. A horse-riding lesson had delayed the arrival of two of the members of the household, and while outside it was still light, even hot, everyone inside was tired and hungry. I had to make food quickly out of the ingredients […]


June 30, 2010


I don’t usually write poetry. The imagery and rhythm, with every word right to the point and in the exact perfect place, is, for the moment, beyond me. But today I wrote a poem, and since this blog is shiny and new, a place to stretch my writing, I’ll post it here. Don’t get used […]