When Great Trees Fall, Remembering Maya Angelou

Like many of us, my heart sank when I saw the news on Wednesday morning. I was just up getting my coffee, checking my email, and there it was, a simple headline from NPR, “Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86.” Just two days prior I had read her updated Facebook status…

“Ask Me,” William Stafford, River Ice and Aunt Cathy

Brian and I drove an hour south to Harrisburg on Friday for a memorial service to celebrate the life of his beloved Aunt Cathy. Let me tell you that lady lived like she was living her life, present and all in. In a beautiful eulogy her sister recalled how she was not afraid to reinvent…

Day #4 – 30 Days, 30 Readings: Adrienne Rich, “Poetry I”

The poetry world, and this troubled world we live in lost Adrienne Rich on Tuesday, March 27th. I think this is a proper poem to remember her by on this 30 days project for National Poetry Month. There were many to chose from, but this one strikes a chord that ties together her mission, her…