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Lenten Ashtanga


  This year Ash Wednesday fell on the new moon, when our yoga studio does not hold morning Mysore practice. […]

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Christmas Pageant 2013


PAGEANT 2013 final

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Ladysitting (Pt. 2)


Saturday evening, as Irene rolled through, sprinkled gray and blowy, and the threatening dark sucked into it the last hope […]

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In Memory of Leslie


Leslie Esdaile Banks passed from this life on August 2, 2011.  She wrote more that forty books under the names […]

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Touched by Incarceration


Last week, members of the Music Liberation Orchestra in the Philadelphia Detention Center turned in work for the chapbooks that […]

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Art Away from Home


Part 3 of my blog series, recalling the great luxury of my experience at Civitella Ranieri where I wrote two […]

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Big Smokers and Gratitude


Part 2 of my blog series, recalling the great luxury of my experience at Civitella Ranieri where I wrote two major […]

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Attenti il Cani


I’ve experienced two writing retreats. This blog series recalls the great luxury of my experience at Civitella Ranieri where I […]

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UPENN End of Term


It’s Penn Relays season. The sun breaks through over the rows of buses along Walnut Street, and children from middle […]

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For Years


For years, my writing life draped itself around my children.  I used to love Toni Morrison’s story about finishing a […]

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