Monthly Archive:: August 2005

Reader’s Manifesto

Yet another day I’ve spent glued to the news on the Internet. Give me CNN, Salon, NPR, and Univision. While it’s still hard to comprehend what is happening, I am happy to report that my friend, StarGirl, and her family are well. They were lucky to escape Katrina. Tonight I think I ...Read More

Can’t Concentrate

It’s been hard for me to concentrate on a book these past few days. I keep checking the news. What is happening in the wake of Katrina? Is my dear friend who lives in New Orleans okay? Are some of my blog friends who live out there okay? I send you good ...Read More

August at an End

Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet Like thickened wine: summer’s blood was in it Leaving stains upon ...Read More