In the last stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Boston,” he writes, “The sea returning day by day / Restores the world-wide mart; / So let each dweller on the Bay / Fold Boston in his heart, / Till these echoes be choked with snows, / Or over the town blue ocean flows.” It is a… Read more »
April 3rd – spring is here. In the poem, “Spring is like a perhaps hand,” E.E. Cummings writes, Spring is like a perhaps hand (which comes carefully out of Nowhere)arranging a window,into which people look(while people stare arranging and changing placing carefully there a strange thing and a known thing here)and changing everything carefully The… Read more »
What is angst? There are daily challenges, and they are unavoidable. Everyday we struggle with fear and anxiety. When it evolves into dread, it is called angst. The word easily rolls off the tongue, and we all emphasize the ‘t’ at the end. It feels good to say it, doesn’t it? It is, in a… Read more »
The unavoidable Sadness, or melancholy, has been a constant part of “humanity” since our slimy forebears first crawled out of the volcanic waters and onto the lush land. It has fascinated artists, inspiring masterwork after masterwork. Poet Anne Sexton, for example, wrote extensively on the subject. “The Fury Of Rainstorms” is a poem that deals… Read more »
Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Luan Jackson, a “people builder.” I help clients to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, manage stress and achieve balance in life. Valentine’s Day has come…and gone. Some of you enjoyed a nice night with your significant other, either going out to eat or staying in. From Times… Read more »
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