The Sentimentalist has always held more than a few ideas about “excellence.” Apparently, the Nation’s Newspaper is catching up with him. Plus some bad behavior from local institutions. Our guy has thoughts….
May 18, 2023, “The Drywallers Listen to Sinatra While They Work”
The Sentimentalist as scofflaw, some observations on class and gender, and that damned poem that makes us cry every time.
May 11, “The World in May is Leafing Out”
The Sentimentalist is getting his Spring and Summer workshops straightened out, his gardens blooming, his travel plans (to the porch) firmed up. It’s May.
May 4, 2023, “St. Peter and the Goldfinch”
The Sentimentalist stands up for “Middling,” and hops from book to book. Especially Susan’s. Then he reads to the Goldfinches and all the other snowbirds.
April 27, 2023, “Once it Happens”
The Sentimentalist has his first (unprompted) hallucination, the mail this week, more docs who love poetry, and that poem that’s taken almost 50 years to write. It’s Thursday at the Ridls’.
April 20, 2023, “It’s April and it Should Be Spring”
Landscaping, Landscapers, the wet, cold, sunny, hot, snowy, rainy season. Also Doc Hemenway.
April 13, 2023, “Here in the Time Between”
The Sentimentalist’s shoulders have dropped —a sure sign he is back in his garden. Birthday greetings bring word from old friends far away and old friends nearby, and new friends too!
April 6, 2023, “What? You Wouldn’t Want to be a Dog?”
The Sentimentalist chats about current events — the important ones — including the dog’s birthday.
March 30, “Old Age Saturday Night”
The Sentimentalist on the morning after his conversation with Anne-Marie Oomen about her memoirs and writing life.
Anne-Marie Oomen with Jack, VWS, March 29
I am SO looking forward to this conversation with my beloved old friend. Hope to see you there!!