Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), by Pat Williamsen

Lawrence Ferlinghetti died this week. He is no longer at his bookstore, will never again nurture a young writer, will never write again himself. The news of his death is strangely upsetting. After all, I never met the man and visited his bookstore only once. As a small tribute to Mr. Ferlinghetti, we’re reposting a little essay I wrote in … Read More

Late Winter Secrets and Promises, by Pat Williamsen

The first time I went to a sugar camp, I took along my seven-year-old grandson. It was a day filled with firsts–first excursion with Grandma, first time petting a draft horse, first time that it was okay to get his boots muddy, first time eating maple sugar cotton candy. Along with these unique bits of fun came an understanding that … Read More