July 7, 2022, “It Could Be”

Today on the Sentimentalist, Jack and Vivian have a new microphone that, we hope, solves all the problems. Except squirrels. And the Supreme Junta. And the tragedies in our lives. And he brought something for show and tell. Don’t forget to head out to Schuler Books in Grand Rapids to grab your copy of the collection of Ukranian poems dear G.F. edited for all of us. All proceeds go to Ukranian Aid.

June 16, 2022, “Vacation: A Fishing Village in Maine”

This morning, Jack consults his list of grievances and joys, and luckily the joys win. Lots of good poetry recommendations. Things to read. Things to watch. Ways of noticing. But especially we’ve been watching the amazing Library of Congress “Life of a Poet,” series. On the YouTubes. You can find these amazing conversations here: https://www.loc.gov/search/?fa=partof:life+of+a+poet

June 9, 2022, “Recovery”

Today on “The Sentimentalist,” Jack revisits Maine, talks about gardening as art and as mental health strengthener, reads some lovely poetry by very young people, and honors Mental Health Awareness Month (last month, but who’s counting?).