MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

The poet Langston Hughes was a great inspiration to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Examples of their connection are expansive. In 1956, King recited Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” from the pulpit to honor his wife Coretta, who was celebrating her first Mother’s Day. That...
In Memory of Mary Oliver

In Memory of Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver died today, at the age of 83. Here is one of her poems in memory of her life.   My Work is Loving the World –by Mary Oliver (Aug 15, 2016)   My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers...
New Tana French Book Review

New Tana French Book Review

Tana French is one of the most talented writers I’ve ever read in the mystery and detective genre. In this most recent book, she really surpasses the genre entirely, and breaks new ground with a lyrical, heartbreaking and soul-bending literary novel that focuses...
Halloween: Twelve Terrifying Two Sentence Horror Stories

Halloween: Twelve Terrifying Two Sentence Horror Stories

I found a thread on Reddit that asked this question: “What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?” I posted the best ones I found, as well as one more scary tale I created on my own. See if you can figure out which one is mine! With Halloween...