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Day 243 August 31

In 5th line on August 31, 2009 at 10:50 pm

“We’ve spent so much time at this park that it should almost be named after our family.”~~Spud by Patricia Orvis

The summer of 1995 is remembered for the extreme heat wave that hovered over the Chicago area. It’s also the summer Jackson learns some tough lessons about life and love.

Cluttered exposition slows the tempo of what has the potential to be a good story.

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Day 242 August 30

In 5th line on August 30, 2009 at 8:34 am

“The women are crisp and sit.”~~from the poem “High School Classroom, America” in the anthology My Chosen Prison by Christine Kay Severson

The frustration and complexity of language. Beautifully written.

Day 241 August 29

In 5th line on August 29, 2009 at 8:31 am

“They give hope to the confined.”~~Facing the Blank Page: A Collection of Essays and Poems by David Martin

Martin, an English teacher and writer, started the literary journal Fine Lines, and shared his love and vision of writing. This book is a compilation of essays and poems he wrote for the journal. Good reading.

Day 240 August 28

In 5th line on August 28, 2009 at 8:44 am

“”The air is cool.”~~from the play “Sing to Me Through Open Windows” by Arthur Kopit in the book The Day The Whores Came Out to Play Tennis & Other Plays

Like the title play!

Day 239 August 27

In 5th line on August 27, 2009 at 8:07 am

“But I have also learned that there are other truths that aren’t necessarily written down and many more evolving even now.”~~The Big Book of Angels

Interesting reading on angel encounters and beliefs.

Day 238 August 26

In 5th line on August 26, 2009 at 8:04 am

“Nahmanides in his Torat ha-Adam refers to “the Jew Asaf” and his book on healing.”~~A Dictionary of Angels by Gustav Davidson

This is a great reference book listing angels and fallen angels.

Day 237 August 25

In 5th line on August 25, 2009 at 8:59 am

“His opponents?”~~from the story “A Champion All Around” by Kay Presto in Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul

If you like NASCAR, you’ve got to check out these checkered-flag winners. By the way, I ❤ Dale Earnhardt, Jr. I do!

Day 236 August 24

In 5th line on August 24, 2009 at 8:55 am

” ‘God, I need five pounds of potatoes, two punds of pastry flour, apples, pears, a cauliflower, carrots, veal cutlets for Saturday, and beef for Sunday,’ she said.”~~Where Angels Walk by Joan Wester Anderson

Day 235 August 23

In 5th line on August 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

“FOR THIS IS THE AGE OF ANOMIE: A NEW LAW!”~~Angels in America: Perestroika by Tony Kushner

The finale of Angels in America: Millenium Approaches. Beautiful.

Day 234 August 22

In 5th line on August 22, 2009 at 8:47 am

“I’ve had many fathers, I owe my life to them, powerful, powerful men.”~~Angels in America: Millenium Approaches by Tony Kushner

Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama in 1993. A daring but beautiful play about AIDS.