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.

A Ritual to Read to Each Other: Reading Aloud

Published March 6, 2020

Interview with Hilary Yancey, author of ‘Forgiving God’

Published March 2019

Children’s Book Club: ‘Dear Mr. Henshaw’

Published May 10, 2019

Reader, Come Home: ‘Kristin Lavransdatter’

Published May 3, 2019

‘Wolf in the Snow’ by Matthew Cordell

Published April 12, 2019

‘Twirl’ Book Club

Published February 14, 2019

The three posts about Callie Feyen’s newest release, “Twirl,” are available for Patrons of Tweetspeak Poetry. An investment of $1 a month gives you access.http://calliefeyen.com

The first week looks at clothes, through the lens of Rick Riordan’s “The Lightning Thief,” the first in the Percy Jackson series.

The second week looks at stories, using Maurice Sendak’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are.”

And the final week examines becoming a writer, using Beverly Cleary’s Newbery-winner, “Dear Mr. Henshaw,” which will be the Children’s Book Club selection May 2019.

Reader, Come Home: ‘Passing’

Published January 4, 2019

Reader, Come Home: ‘Heart: A History’

Published December 7, 2018

Children’s Book Club: ‘Toasting Marshmallows’

Published November 8, 2018