Friday Love Poem

Proud Papa Moment #7642: The Monkey is reading poems out loud again. He read for us at the launch party for Word Fountain’s winter issue and he read as one of the only two readers to participate in the open mic portion of a local coffee shop’s guest poet visit in his hometown of Lock…

Where the Pickle Confuses, Celebrating Shel Silverstein

I have been rearranging the living room, and in the process of organizing the shelves discovered that I seem to be missing a few books by birthday boy, Shel Silverstein. Hopefully, they are at my boys’ house.  You may not be aware that Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back, was his first children’s story, published…

Saturday Plans for National Poetry Month

My sons are coming tomorrow (read that as later today, since I wrote this in the wee hours before bed), and thanks to Life is an Exquisite Journey’s blog I have some ideas of what we can do on our street and at the park a block away, right by the library. I wonder if…