My husband and I watched this over the course of a week. It was quite riveting. The characters have a wonderful timelessness, and the portrayal of the time is also well done. Some critics say Bleak House is Dickens’ best novel. I may now even read it — how 19th century of me!
From newly re-elected City Councilmember Steve Stycos:
EDGEWOOD WINTER MARKET
Beginning Thursday November 29, Cranston will have its own winter farmer’s market at Edgewood Congregational Church. 1788 Broad Street. The market will be held Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30, every OTHER week, in the church which is across the street from William Hall Library.
Vendors from the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market will offer local seasonal produce, honey, seafood, pastured meats, and freshly prepared farm kitchen delights, as well as the fabulous offerings of the Presto Strange-O Coffee Truck! We hope the winter market will supply another local food source and additional income for our farmers.
Please support this new community effort, and spread the word! This market will start as CASH ONLY, since it’s a pilot venture. The only exception is for EBT/SNAP benefits. We will accept EBT payments at the winter market.
Wednesday, December 19 from 6:30-8:00 p.m, Edgewood author Adam Braver will read from his latest book, Misfit, at the William Hall Library. The public is welcome.
The Hall Library winter jazz series continues Sunday November 25, Sunday December 2 and Sunday December 9 with free concerts beginning at 2 PM at the Hall Library on Broad Street, Cranston.
See you at the winter market.
Originally posted on Therapy with Kiersten Marek, LICSW:
UPDATE: This workshop starts tonight! Looking forward to it!
Innocent ❂ Wounded Child
Warrior ❂ Caregiver
Explorer ❂ Soul Mate ❂ Destroyer ❂ Artist
Leader ❂ Guru ❂ Healer ❂ Fool
“Creative Writing Through the Archetypes”
a 6-Week Writing Workshop
When: starting Thursday, April 5th, 2012, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: William H. Hall Free Library,
1825 Broad Street, Cranston RI
To Register: Contact Kiersten Marek at email@example.com
This workshop will use the archetypes as inspiration for writing exercises. Each week we will review two archetypes and do two writing exercises. We will end with sharing and discussion. This workshop is free and sponsored by The Newport Review and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Participation is limited to 14 members.
About Kiersten Marek: Kiersten is a psychotherapist, blogger and fiction writer living in Cranston. She has written fiction for print and online publications and has…
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What a week! First Pheobe Snow, and now science fiction goddess Joanna Russ has died.
She was one of the best and most original writers of the 70’s, and will be missed.
I found one of my favorites of her short stories on Google Books. When I first read it I didn’t catch her Lovecraft references, but I always loved the story for its fantasy of outsider kids achieving a transformation into their best selves. Perhaps that’s what makes children so brave, their dreams of who they’ll be when they grow up–
Darn! The above link connects to Google Docs, but if you can sign in, ‘My Boat’ is there– not perfect format but very readable. Good luck and enjoy.
From Cranston Councilman-Elect Steve Stycos (Congratulations, Steve! I am proud to have worked for your campaign!), some advice for the season and news of upcoming events:
BAKE, BABY, BAKE
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market will have plenty of good food left this Saturday, Saturday November 13 and at our big final Thanksgiving market Saturday November 20.
It’s getting cold, so it is a good time to bake and keep your kitchen warm too. Barden Orchards has several varieties of apples for pies or crisps. The Xiongs have potatoes, carrots and greens. Zephyr Farm has eggs, onions and squash for frittatas. Bob Fratantuono has green house tomatoes. Bernie Bieder has honey.
The recently concluded political campaign was loaded with talk about supporting small business, but the best way to help small businesses is to buy local. Many other Rhode Island markets close at Halloween, but we stay open for another three weeks of growing and buying local.
UPCOMING HALL LIBRARY EVENTS
Saturday November 6th, 10 AM-12 PM: Read to a Dog. Children in grades 1 and up are invited to read to Abby, a certified therapy dog. Space is limited. Call Megan at the Hall Library to register for a time slot.
Sunday November 7th, 2 PM: The “Jazz in the Hall” series concludes with a newly formed band from the Edgewood area. The Philtones play everything from the American Songbook to bebop classics. The band is made up of Phil Mullen, sax; Phil Plant, guitar, Bob Asprinio, bass; and Rick Couto, on the drums. The audience will enjoy their enthusiastic and professional style.
Wednesday November 17th, 6:30 PM: Reading in the Hall. The library book discussion group will discuss This I believe: the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins the book’s title.
See you Saturday at the market.
I especially like the library event for kids to read to Abby, the certified therapy dog! Sounds like fun!
I appreciate the beauty of language, the taste and feel of it in my mouth, the casual way it lies upon the printed page and reflects light and truth. Because I love language, I love poetry and so pay attention to events such as the naming of a new U.S. Poet Laureate. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that W.S. Merwin was appointed to that august position. That article is here. In honor of the occasion, I offer you a taste of Mr. Merwin’s work:
From the kindness of my parents
I suppose it was that I held
that belief about suffering
imagining that if only
it could come to the attention
of any person with normal
feelings certainly anyone
literate who might have gone
to college they would comprehend
pain when it went on before them
and would do something about it
whenever they saw it happen
in the time of pain the present
they would try to stop the bleeding
for example with their own hands
but it escapes their attention
or there may be reasons for it
the victims under the blankets
the meat counters the maimed children
the animals the animals
staring from the end of the world