What I'm Reading

A collection of 26 posts

148 Charles Street

From "148 Charles Street," Willa Cather's recollection of Mrs. James Fields in Not Under Forty, recommended to me by Brain Pickingsā€” When one was staying at that house the past lay

You've Got Mail

Some of the mail was important and personal, not just bills. It was exciting to get a letter: the paper and handwriting told you something, as well as the words. Rebecca Solnit "

Dante in Space

Piazza Dante, Napoli, 2014 #dante750 pic.twitter.com/KfgnfH37QL — Beba Kron (@BebaKron) May 22, 2015 The New Yorker alerted me that Dante is just about 750 years old and


...though we sang in our (social media) chains like the sea. https://t.co/RHQ8XDyebH — Tim Carman (@timcarman) April 24, 2015 Count me emphatically in the 6.7% who have read

Dickinson's Coconut Cake

Emily Dickinson's handwritten coconut cake recipe, 19th century. šŸ“·Garrett Ziegler pic.twitter.com/YTe9EvUe0s — āœ Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) April 6, 2015 I've visited The Emily Dickinson Archive a few times. The

Predating the Beatles

Whitman makes his case boldly and enthusiastically in the first three lines of Song of Myself I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging