Personal History

A collection of 3 posts

What sticks with me

What sticks with me from a graduate seminar in American Puritan Literature. I don't remember how we wandered so far afield, but I'm glad we did. Thomas Kinsella has died. A poet of

That's a long time

The microorganisms that live in Boudin Bakery‚Äôs sourdough starter have been kept alive since 1849 https://t.co/8fzPJGtOS6 — Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) November 26, 2017 I'm getting ready to make a

An Ash Tree was Felled

An ash tree I planted in my yard more than thirty years ago was felled today, victim of the emerald ash borer. The tree didn't cost me anything, just the effort of walking