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Lisa Helm

A True Hero Wears No Mask

“Then, when he was all shipshape, his father put his big arms around him, and held him close to him for a few moments. Like an actor on a stage. It was not a thing you would see in real life anyway, and there was a faraway look on his […]

To Write About the Moon

I want to write about the moon. It’s been demanding attention the last two days fully exposing itself on my drive home and then sneaking through the tiny slit in my bedroom blinds to blind me in it’s brilliance. I have to admit I was a bit worried. Wednesday my […]

Prufrock in the Pudding

Today I had my rock star English students respond to lines in the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.  Here is MY response.  Student responses follow as comments.  Enjoy!     For I have known them all already, known them all; Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I […]

THE list.

I’ve gotten smarter.  Whenever I come across a title of a book that looks like an absolutely delightful read I type it into Notes on my iPhone. I know, I know, a logical solution to keeping track of a literary wish list.  But it did take me awhile to clue […]

When You Need a Time Out

I’m reading “By Nightfall” by Michael Cunningham and I’ve come across this passage: “ – a study- with profoundly comfortable swaybacked armchair, in which it seemed you could sit and read forever…there were three lordly and lazy old cats, the shelves crowed with books and elderly board games and seashells […]

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

Right now I’m reading The Passage by Justin Cronin.  Now, I’m not the biggest Science Fiction fan but I enjoy the book when I’m reading it… …but the story just isn’t “calling” me. I’m wondering if the plot is so far-fetched that I’m having trouble emotionally attaching myself to any […]

Christmas Book Ideas

I teach High School English.  One of my classes has decided they wanted to have a “secret Santa” so I acquiesced but only on the condition that the gifts MUST be a book and not just any book a used book nothing over 5 dollars. Well, the enthusiasm that ensued […]

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