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Poems, Songs, Stories, Thoughts

“Why, Corona?” A parody

In light of the recent pandemic, I think it would be remiss of me to not write a poem about the coronavirus. Or in this case, a parody of the Kinks', "My Sharona" (which, apparently, "was going too  far" for Weird Al, according to the New York Post. However, many others have taken up the… Continue reading “Why, Corona?” A parody

Poems, Songs, Stories

A poem & a picture

I've been helping teach an after-school poetry class for teens, and one of the assignments was a "found" poem composed of song lyrics from artists each student chose. Students were also tasked with choosing from a long list of provided themes to focus their writing, and to come up with a picture (drawn or nabbed from the internet) to accompany their poems.

The Aeronauts
Movies, Reviews

Movie Monday: The Aeronauts

THE AERONAUTS has been described as "GRAVITY meets FREE SOLO," and though I haven't seen the latter, this seems to be a reasonable comparison. There's drama, love and loss, realism and historical significance, female empowerment and the championing of the underdog archetype, and just straight-up adventure, which I found highly entertaining.