Poetry: Beauty and Truth

Mamacita says:  Poetry.  I first encountered Gerard Manley Hopkins’  Spring and Fall and Robert Burns’ John Anderson, My Jo in a college course.  Unfortunately, the professor was a jaded, bored, boring man who considered himself far too important to be … Continue reading

Heavenly Rays and Miracles

Mamacita says: When my children were little, they called these ‘heavenly rays,’ and for heavenly rays to appear, it meant that there were miracles afoot. I spent the afternoon in court – I’m not in trouble; I’m a CASA – … Continue reading

9/11/01: Memories of the Fall

Mamacita says: I’m guessing that many most bloggers will be posting tributes today, and telling the blogosphere ‘where we were’ when the planes hit the World Trade Center. Here is mine. This is actually the twelfth time I’ve posted this on … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Back to School

Mamacita says:  It is a sad and sorry thing that most public school children have been back in the classroom for a week or two, or more, by now.  Even though many schools are still not air-conditioned, kids have been … Continue reading

I Never Knew My Grandmother

Mamacita says:  I never knew my grandmother. Oh, I knew the woman who bore my mother and my aunt and my uncles, but I never knew the woman she really was.  I only knew the woman she became after the … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: The Glorious Fourth

Mamacita says:  No matter what the weather might be where you live, today is the Glorious Fourth.  It’s not the weather that makes it glorious. 1.  America, thou half-brother of the world, with something good and bad of every land.  … Continue reading