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Yellow Springs News Blogs Section :: Page 8

  • BLOG — Book Round-up, part 2

    Witold Gombrowicz, Vence
fot. Bohdan Paczowski

    A good way to decompress after reading a particularly weighty or involved tome is to read a good detective novel, and my choice detective books are the novels of Jonathan Kellerman. What follows is an overview of one of Kellerman’s books, as well a bit about the annoying work that inspired me to take a break from needlessly pompous literature.

  • BLOG— Starry, starry thoughts

    Night sky in motion. Vincent Van Gogh, "The Starry Night," 1889. (In the public domain)

    What is it about space and death? Our human lives are so small, so brief. We’re mayflies born to live one day, or one second, or not even one, in cosmic time.

  • BLOG — Silently, now

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    As the daughter of a Methodist minister, I learned early about the value of silence.

  • BLOG-Magic Carpet Ride

    standing by the flower box

    Artist Sharri Phillips lovingly invites us into her dreamspaces…beautifully cultivated realms brimming with grace, play, and goodness.

  • BLOG— Vote! Vote! Vote!

    Remember him? Independent John Anderson nearly won the 1980 presidential election ... in my elementary school.

    The first time I headed to the polls, I was six. It was 1980, a watershed year in national politics, and my elementary school held a mock-contest among the three candidates.

  • BLOG-All Hallowed Eve

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    Our children are vested in All Hallowed Eve…all amazement, all reverence…all in the name of very good fun.

  • BLOG — Book round-up, part 1

    Epic Books in Yellow Springs

    “McMafia offers a startling look at the rise of organized crime, specifically in relation to the fall of the USSR and the rise of globalization…Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science is an exhaustive scientific look at Sasquatch and what truths may be behind its purported existence…Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend is book one of a subtle, jarring, beautiful, and difficult series that chronicles a friendship in 1950s Naples.”

  • BLOG— Alive in Bechtlandia

    Bechtlandia at dusk. Photo from Loopnet.com.

    Finally, hunched over in supplication, I practically clawed at the next Docker-clad salesperson I saw and got the beautiful specificity of “aisle nine.” At that moment, no words in the English language were more splendid. Aisle nine. Possibly the world’s shortest, most perfect poem.

  • BLOG — Foolish mortals

    "Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding ... "

    The air is cooling, plants begin to wither and fade and more and more of the day is taken up by darkness. Halloween approaches.

  • BLOG-Once More Around the Block

    Lisa Goldberg at her Ceramic Studio

    The Yellow Springs Art Studio Tour and Sale had its fifteenth and final run this past weekend. I made sure to run the circuit and enjoy its many surprises.