Since I’m getting a number of hits on this old article, I guess it’s time to bring it back!
Category Archives: symbolism
Our front deck is 35 years old. It’s been rained on often enough over the years to penetrate the paint and sealant and cause rot. We considered how to repair and replace it, and talked with local carpenters over the past two years. Continue reading
I grew up loving stories about Robin Hood. Were these tales based on the exploits of a real outlaw? There might have been a number of Robin Hoods in the original region, including some women. It’s an open question if he really lived or not, but what an inspiring symbol. Continue reading
A Memorial Day Observance
My feelings about holidays that commemorate and accept war as a historical inevitability are complicated. I realize that millions have sacrificed their lives in acts of service to the nation. That’s a deeply honorable choice, worthy of great respect. However, wars aren’t really winnable, any more than executing murderers prevents murder. Continue reading
WordPress’ latest updates have somehow blocked my ability to comment on other people’s blogs, so although I would have preferred to pass this reaction on directly at http://becomingjennie.wordpress.com/ , I’ll have to do it here. Perhaps those of you who appreciate photography and design will enjoy this kind of analysis.
I don’t know Jennie personally, but the care and craft she puts into her highly confessional blog was instrumental in making me want to start writing again, after a 30-year pause. Her memoir “I Am Jennie” will be out July 10th. The book’s cover portrays her in a manner that says a lot to me. Have a look: Continue reading