Category Archives: death

Film Review: Menashe (2017)

CLICK HERE TO READ MY FULL REVIEW AND INTERVIEW NOTES WITH THE DIRECTOR, JOSHUA WEINSTEIN, AND THE LEAD ACTOR, MENASHE LUSTIG, and to SEE THE TRAILER More to follow!   Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

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What’s Your Morbid Hobby?

Life is full of “which is worse” scenarios. There’s the “death by fire” or “death by ice.” Here it is in the poem “Fire and Ice,” as could only have been written by the great American poet Robert Frost: Some … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Know about Grandma

Life is full of “which is worse” scenarios. There’s the “death by fire” or “death by ice.” Here it is in the poem “Fire and Ice,” as could only have been written by the great American poet Robert Frost: Some … Continue reading

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Poetry Submissions: What Would Joyce Kilmer Say?

I’m sure many of you poets have all encountered this email text: “It is difficult to make a judgement about a poet’s work based on one poem. Therefore, I am asking you if you could, to send, say, 6 – … Continue reading

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Haiku Challenge: The Calendar

Reblogged and modified from my blog, “Mom, Me, and Elderly.” TJ’s household weekly haiku website challenges us this week with the household item, a calendar. The calendar has a unique significance to me. To elderly moms, to elderly dads, to … Continue reading

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Stray Bullets

Yesterday’s paper carried the sad story about the tragic death of a 12-year-old girl who was inside her family’s Long Island home when a stray bullet entered – and killed her. This is not the first such story. What are … Continue reading

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Women’s Health Week – The Importance of Friends by author Olga Núñez Miret

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
I am very grateful to Olga for taking time out this week to contribute this article on The Importance of Friends.  And congratulations on the release of her third…

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The Babies and the Boxwoods

We walked, under the big blue cerulean sky, between the wide gap in the row of tall speckled spruces, he carrying a large shovel and a 5-gallon container of water, with a spout, for camping, me carrying two small boxwood … Continue reading

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