Reading Generously: Perspective Glass

Published January 7, 2022

Reading Generously: ‘The Shivering Ground’ by Sara Barkat

Short stories of speculative fiction are the perfect way to playfully suspend your disbelief. Come play along with Sara Barkat’s debut collection.

Published December 3, 2021

Reading Generously: ‘A Gathering of Old Men’ by Ernest J. Gaines

It’s one of the best books I read this year. And it helped me view older people—including myself—more generously.

Published November 5, 2021

Reading Generously: ‘Mildred’s Garden’ by Laura Boggess

Have you ever been wrong about a book? It’s like being wrong about a flower.

Published October 1, 2021

Reading Generously: ‘Jane Eyre’ x2

Published September 3, 2021

Reading Generously: ‘Death Wins a Goldfish’

Published June 4, 2021

Reading Generously: ‘The Great Gatsby’

Published May 7, 2021

Reading Generously: ‘How to Read a Form Poem’

Published April 2, 2021

A Ritual to Read to Each Other: When You Can’t Read

Published November 6, 2020

A Ritual to Read to Each Other: ‘A River Runs Through It’

Published September 4, 2020

Note to readers: I published this post exactly one week before my father died, on September 11, 2020. His death was sudden and peaceful. I had been planning to write about “A River Runs Through It” for months, and finally decided that, as fall fell, the time was right. I had no idea how right the timing was.

So this one’s for you, Clif W Drummond: Buddy to his mother and grandchildren, Tio or Uncle Bud or Uncle Bug to his nieces and nephews, Cowboy Clif to his Chilean compadres, Chatito to his Marianela.