“Who has not found the heavens below will fail to find it above. God’s residence is next to mine. His furniture is love,” wrote America’s most enigmatic poet, Emily Dickinson.
Our next First Fridays Classic Book Club will be held on June 2 at 10:30 at the Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road in Midlothian Virginia, from 10:30 to noon. If
Disney’s film versions of Beauty and the Beast touts that their tale is “as old as time.” It’s true that there were folktales based on this story dating back to
I know that the fifth season of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison is coming out on Netflix. Perhaps it is already out in a
In our world we may find many strange connections, however, I cannot think of many that are as eerie as those that exist between the Nazi Holocaust and the April
The Working Titles Book Club, a group of graduate alumnae from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) held our second meeting on March 29, 2017. Our discussion, on Man’s Search for Meaning
On April 11, 2017, I will begin leading a discussion class on Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the OSHER Institute on the University of Richmond campus. I will
Poe’s first published tale, “MS. Found in a Bottle,” (1833) won the Baltimore Visitor first prize for fiction. Poe scholar, Thomas Mabbott, calls it a “masterpiece,” and contends that, “winning
I first saw author Ann Hood speak about three years ago at a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) distinguished writers’ lecture where she was promoting her book, The Obituary Writer (2013).
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California in 1902. Like his literary contemporary, Ernest Hemingway, Steinbeck concentrated on writing about the familiar settings, characters, and complex situations that he had