Poetry Wednesday: “God’s Grandeur”

Sometimes “religious” poem smacks of over-sentimentality. In that case, this isn’t a religious poem. Gerald Manley Hopkins is a master with words, a Victorian poet who reminds us of the “bright wings” of the world. And check out the reading by Stanley Kunitz, another poet. [Note: For some reason I was having difficulty with theContinue reading “Poetry Wednesday: “God’s Grandeur””

El Salvador: Juayua, Ataco, El Principito, and Grace

[I missed a post last week, so this is basically a combination of yesterday’s and tomorrow’s posts.] Yesterday I went to las cascadas de Juayua with some friends. We’re in the rainy season here in El Salvador, but if we wait for ideal conditions in life, we’ll sell ourselves woefully short. Thus, we plowed on andContinue reading “El Salvador: Juayua, Ataco, El Principito, and Grace”

El Salvador: My Adventure So Far

“Life itself is a quotation.” -Jorge Luis Borges As stated in my “About Me” page, the purpose of the blog is to share literary posts and resources (especially for my students). However, I’m living in El Salvador and wanted to share some of my experiences so far. There’s so much travel literature that exists, so there’sContinue reading “El Salvador: My Adventure So Far”