“And of course you can’t become if you only say what you would have done…”

To a ninth-century monk at Salzburg, June was a month for plowing. When your own labors leave you weary, drive deep the furrows of your mind with these sharp and spiffy links.

Michael Livingston shows you what it’s like to edit a medieval text. (He continues his lesson in part two.)

Christopher Abram, who blogs at Old Norse News, has just published the very cool-looking Myths of the Pagan North.

Because “people don’t ‘get’ Czeslaw Milosz,” Cynthia Haven suggests taking authors on their own ground.

What do a Pakistani-American fourth-grader and Isaac Bashevis Singer have in common? Anecdotal Evidence tells you.

Steve Donoghue discovers My Robin, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1912 tribute to a backyard bird.

Lingwë digs for Tolkien’s worms.

Jake Seliger ponders writing in terms of computer programming.

Frank Wilson argues that “thank you” is harder than it sounds.

Nicole reads Chinua Achebe reading Joseph Conrad.

First Known When Lost presents “The New House” by Edward Thomas.

Looking up, Ephemeral New York spots tradesmen on a 41st Street building.

Hats & Rabbits tells a parable of marathon.

I’m not on many e-mail lists, but this one I like: Poetry News in Review.

SpokenVerse recites “Nude Descending a Staircase” by X.J. Kennedy.

3 thoughts on ““And of course you can’t become if you only say what you would have done…”

  1. @Julie: My pleasure! Frank, the former books editor of the Philly Inquirer, is wiser than he gives himself credit for.

    @Elsa: You’re quite welcome! I’m glad you like these miscellanies, because I fall back on them when I don’t have time to write something of my own, which these days is far too often. I intend to be back in the original-content business soon.

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