‘4 Dead in O-hi-O’

The best-known popular culture response to the deaths at Kent State was the protest song "Ohio", written by Neil Young (who was Canadian) for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Gary was playing the song early this morning, one of only two he plays on specific days. The other is for the day he failed to pass [...]

Francesco del Cossa

Allegory of May – Triumph of Apollo, a fresco by Francesco del Cossa (c. 1430 – c. 1477) was an Italian Renaissance painter of the School of Ferrara. "Cossa is now known for fresco decoration of the summer pleasure villa/palazzo known as the Palazzo Schifanoia, located just outside the city gates. Together, they painted a [...]

Camp NaNo day 30: The Last Day

Camp NaNoWriMo word count: over 45,000 as I type this before 7am, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 So. I complete my month of furious (not angry, just driven and desperate) writing, and I outstripped my original simpler goal of ten thousand words. I have journaled and written essays and book reviews and worked on stories and revised a [...]

Camp NaNo day 29

Camp NaNoWriMo word count: 43,032 by early Monday morning, 29 April 2019 The light was coming as I typed on Sunday, early-early. Food52 is promoting a new cookbook that recommends buying small and often, using everything up as you go along, and yes! that is what I have been trying to do lately. Most of the Food52 [...]