Monthly Archives: October 2019

“There is a voice within me That will not be still.” For Sylvia

Today, remembering Sylvia Plath, on the day of her birth…October 27th 1932. Another writer tormented by demons, Sylvia has the distinction by many as being the poet of death. Her works were the voice of her inner torment…..a torment that … Continue reading

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“It’s Just Not Worth it Anymore”

Today was my last outing to my hometown library book sale.   It used to be a day to mark on the calendar……    A day when you could amass a shopping bag full of books and audio CD’s for about … Continue reading

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“Gondola Ride of Prejudice”

This blog comes on the heels of flack received by Governor Cuomo yesterday, after he used a very derogatory “N” word to make a point about the many targets of prejudice’s arrow. I am Sicilian; I grew up knowing about … Continue reading

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“For Charlotte, Today”

On this day, 1952, and endearing spider named Charlotte wove her web into our hearts. E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, was published on this day.  Illustrator Garth Williams came up with just the right combination of lines to create an arachnid … Continue reading

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“In Response to my Columbus Blog”

    I got some flack for my blog about Columbus the other day.   Some readers understood the point I was trying to make; some didn’t. I could respond and try to explain to them, but some still wouldn’t understand. … Continue reading

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“Of Men and Columbus”

As a kid of Italian heritage, I grew up learning Christopher Columbus was the hero of the Italian community……discoverer of America. When I got older, I started to learn about the Vikings and their possible pre- Columbus ventures to the … Continue reading

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“Saint Francis”

Some years ago, I had the good fortune to walk the peaceful paths of Assisi. How could a place ravaged by earthquakes and persistent, blustery winds be so peaceful. Amidst the bustling winds and rubble of buildings damaged by quakes, … Continue reading

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