Love of books & a wreck of a library

  I just came across this amazing picture of the Holland House, located in London, bombed during World War II. The building was severely destroyed and was never rebuilt to reflect its original grandeur. Such was famine, boredom, and sadness, people kept coming to the library wing anyway, looking for a good read. You can read about Read More…

Shiny Shadow

(A poem by Daniela Caride)   I got this little dog   He is regarded for his spots And ignored for his heritage   Not everyone enjoys a mutt But the ones who do — gentle souls They relish in the opportunity To guess his many breeds   This little dog Asks for very little Read More…

Thoreau’s bicentennial

More wonderful stuff our Society members recommended, folks! This stash refers to our meetings in July and August 2017. It was Thoreau’s bicentennial, so here is a beautiful picture of Walden Pond, so close to us all in Lincoln (geographically and emotionally). FICTION -“The Bostonians” by Henry James (Debbie) – “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan Read More…

Catching up…

Here is what our members recommended on November 18, 2016, plus a poem about war, plus a poem about a wounded stag. FICTION (Young Adult and Adult) -“Raccoon Island: The Encroachment of Man” by Timothy McBride (Judy – written by Judy’s cousin) FICTION -“The Kitchen Boy” by Robert Alexander (Cathy) AUDIO FICTION – “Cranford” by Elizabeth Read More…

Aurora

      “Aurora” A poem by Daniela Caride   Your soft little hand grabs mine We just met You aren’t shy to touch to be   What happened to me? What happened to all of us who don’t? We don’t all of the time   While we both focus our eyes on something else Read More…

A Lazy Lincolnite

By Daniela Caride You move to Lincoln, a small town where everyone has known each other forever. That’s exactly what you want. What you need. You got that really huge mortgage to fulfill your dream of belonging. Of enjoying your little town, its tranquility, its tantalizing fields and pastures. You picture yourself smiling, your blood Read More…

Immigrants & refugees tell their stories

Story-telling event coming up near us, folks! April 5, 2017 7:30pm – 9pm 40 Stow St, Concord, MA A group of us (me included) are going to the Umbrella Community Arts Center on April 5th, 2017, to hear refugees and immigrants in New England tell their stories of resettlement and integration in their new communities. All funds raised that day Read More…

Maya Angelou

Starr shared on Facebook today this beautiful poem by Maya Angelou and a very touching video. What a wonderful woman she was. Still I Rise By Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014 You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Read More…

We Walk

  A poem by Daniela Caride   The wind scrapes off particles of our younger selves Great masses of air dislocate our pasts Take away our cells The rain washes off our warmth and ease Relentless showers of cold water Pound as our bones freeze   But we walk Together we walk   Sometimes the Read More…

Ingersoll Lecture with Marilynne Robinson

  Mark your calendar!   On April 27, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson will deliver the 2017 Ingersoll Lecture at Harvard Divinity School. To prepare for her visit, the Divinity School is offering several workshops, open to all, to give everyone a chance to discuss some of her works before she arrives on campus. In case Read More…