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January 26, 2023, “Let Comfort Come”
The sentimentalist is thinking about the professionalization of arts and literature, (not a fan of where that’s headed), and the value of comforts, great and small.
January 19, 2023, “One Night Can Change a Life”
All the synonyms for sentimental… workshop at Ox-Bow coming up this Summer… and having enough.
January 12, 2023, “Thinking of Yahweh During a Thaw”
Still holiday-ing. Vivi has a new toy. Mark’s banana bread. The great January thaw, and Hakeem Jeffries. The Sentimentalist has some sentiments for you.
January 5, 2023, “I Thought About Putting Together a Jigsaw Puzzle”
The Sentimentalist cites Ross Gay, his mother, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and pal Ruth Zwald on gratitude. And also The Streets of London. The ping pong match in his brain on any given day….
December 29, 2022, “Putting Away the Santas”
The Sentimentalist pairs Ross Gay and Jim Harrison today, and you know what? It works!
December 22, 2022, “Christmas: The War in Ukraine”
The Sentimentalist shares Christmas past, present, and hope for the future.
December 15, “Dailiness”
The Sentimentalist shares sentiments on last night’s big annual reading, our power outage and popcorn, and a lovely poem that braids joy and sorrow.
December 8, 2022, “It’s Christmas”
The Santas are here with a pile of great books, including Ross Gay’s amazing treatises on Joy! Not an easy Joy, but the best kind.
December 1, 2022, “The Last Day of November”
The Sentimentalist closes November with Holiday cheer and Holiday sorrow, and recommends Inciting Joy.