Poet’s Corner

This has been a tough week – I had to orchestrate road repairs in our neighborhood – thanks to my big mouth and my previous career as a transportation engineer. Poetry usually comes to the fore in such periods of aggravation to inspire me, and it has again. Which leads me to offer some “best […]

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Considering Atonement

It’s not my intent to turn this into an Ian McEwen blog, but after reading On Chesil Beach, I felt I had to re-read the book that is generally considered his best (to date): Atonement. In keeping with my criteria on book reviews, a second read is invaluable in assessing the book’s literary merit as […]

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