Julia Alvarez – Poetry Reading

Last week, my husband and I had the pleasure of seeing poet and novelist Julia Alvarez read some of her work at Dominican University‚Äôs Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading, a wonderful annual event for students and staff and a generous gift for the surrounding community. Her poems reflect her life and emotions about growing …

The Swing (1913) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Right behind our house there’s a pretty park, and during warmer days, my husband and I can hear kids laughing and playing (which are the best sounds of summer, really). It always reminds me of this sweet old poem: The Swing HOW do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air …