Today’s poems in celebration of National Poetry Month come to the Herald Democrat from Linda Rolen of Bells who wrote that she is retired and started writing poetry in 2011.
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It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby’s room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early — 10:30 — and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the kitchen.
Earlier this month, I wrote a story for The Washington Post about how scanning and skimming our way through the Internet is messing with our ability to read deeper and longer works. The article immediately went viral, generating an enormous online conversation, including Twitter and Facebook debates — and even starring in Craig Ferguson’s monologue on CBS’s “Late Late Show.”
My post-tax filing ritual has been the same for a decade: tears, surfing real estate websites for tidy three-bedroom, two-gun turret homes in lightly taxed Third World nations and telling my daughter the only way she’s going to be able to afford college in even the school of hard knocks is if she administers her own knocks. Eventually, I pass out in a puddle of tears, Snickers wrappers and crumpled pages of “Felony Tax Evasion For Dummies.”
WASHINGTON — Well, Hillary Clinton has given us a lot to think about, again.
Every father should tell his children the hard-won lessons he has learned about life.
Is Jeb Bush’s moment over?
The LBJ Presidential Library’s recent civil rights summit seems to have achieved its two related goals, informing a new generation about Lyndon Johnson’s historic presidential achievements and demonstrating their continuing relevance to today’s issues.
Seeking to calm anxiety in business circles about his election as his country’s first left-of-center president in recent history, Costa Rica’s President-elect Luis Guillermo Solis says he won’t join the Venezuelan-led ALBA bloc of radical leftist countries, and that he sees himself as a “moderate” who is “not unlike many recent European and U.S. leaders.”
The Herald Democrat’s celebration of National Poetry month continues with one poem to celebrate Maundy or Holy Thursday and Easter week.