Saturday Songs with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the New Radicals

As we were inching closer to midnight, and therefore Saturday, Brian was prepping for a little visit to Philadelphia, a couple of hours away, by producing a “mixtape” for the drive. Something has him on a Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Gregg Alexander kick right now. I woke up early this morning to find him wide awake…

Rip it up! Why We Read and Write Poetry

A friend of mine posted this favorite scene from one of my favorite movies on my facebook page tonight. In light of our recent discussions on poetry and Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry,” I thought it would be appropriate to look at Mr. Keating’s (played by Robin Williams) way of dealing with a certain Dr….