Philip Kenney’s “Where Roses Bloom”

Where Roses Bloom, Philip Kenney’s recent book of poetry, is an impressive body of work, especially when the poet’s novel, Radiance, is included in any consideration of the author’s output. The title might suggest sentimentality in his approach. “Roses,” as a word, has many connotations. But do not be misled. Kenney’s work is fresh, challenging,…

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Duck Hunting was a Weekend Pursuit When I Was a Boy

#hunting #duck hunting #pheasants #shotgun Hunting ducks always comes to mind as the autumn season deepens. My dad was an avid hunter. He could not wait until my brother and I became old enough to accompany him on his weekend excursions into the South Dakota countryside to hunt ducks and pheasants. I remember going with…

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Senators Favor NRA Approval Over the Chance at Saving A Child’s Life

#guncontrol @gunregulation #nra Here, never to be forgotten, is the list of the Senators who preferred to keep favor with the NRA rather than take one small step to protect our children. Listed below are the Senators who voted against extending background checks to include gun shows and other improvised markets. 1.            Sen. Lamar Alexander…

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April 6 is My Mother’s Birthday, My Tribute to her: Ileen Carlon Hohn

#birthday #mother   #lawrencewelk April 6 is my mother’s birthday. She died in January, 1985 after struggling with breast cancer for several months. I loved my mother. I can’t say that I always understood her. She had difficulty making herself understood to others. I think, in fact, that she had difficulty making herself understood to herself…

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