Recently, I’ve been exploring the use of a commonplace book for myself and for my students. My Inlandia Literary Journeys column for this morning appeared in The Press Enterprise, The Inland Valley Bulletin, and the San Bernardino Sun.
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My father lasted
until the time changed.
The world has lost
so much more
than an hour.
RIP Benjamin Mileham Stone (December 22, 1929-March 12, 2017)
A dear friend gave my wife and I Writing Letters with Pen & Ink for Christmas. Although the author has scattered quotes about letters from others on almost every page, one of my favorite sentences Paige wrote himself: “Seemingly, the letter is a distant form of communication, but in actuality it encourages intimacy, for people frequently dare to write what they would find it difficult to say.”
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