The Next Four Years, a Song on the Barricades

Monday Music with Frank Turner It’s getting late, so I’m going to keep this simple and save further writing on this topic for an upcoming post, probably the next one. For now, I just want to share a song that my son Micah shared with me the other night. It’s the perfect protest song but…

These Are Extraordinary Times

The small thought, as I re-post this from my friend Jeremy’s excellent blog, The Sand County, is that anyone who watches this full eulogy and comes away still thinking that our President is not a Christian. . . well, frankly, you people baffle me. Maybe you don’t worship the same way at your church. Maybe you…

Love Wins, We Win

Every day we say, “It’s been a good day,” is a day someone was murdered somewhere in the world. Does this mean we should not celebrate the joys when they come? In response, here is a bit from Jack Gilbert’s “A Brief for the Defense.” You can listen a somewhat muffled recording I made of…

One Perfect Thursday Love Poem, with Dorothy Parker

We’re due for another Thursday Love poem feature, and so in the spirit of “Thursday,” a sort-of love poem by one of my poetic heroines, Edna St. Vincent Millay, I give you a piece from another New York mistress of words and wit, Dorothy Parker. If you’re not familiar with the Thursday Love Poem feature,…