INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Karyn M. Bruce
Patty Dickson Pieczka
Solomon Musa Haruna
Ann Arbor Review
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--editor / Southeastern Florida
note: in print 1967 - 1980. Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.
As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 54 years all together....
Silver Grey Fox
YOU HELP ME OPEN A SMALL BOY’S FISTS
I found your new book waiting
for me stuffed within my cubby-hole
mailbox in the Post Office of our
small town. I had to read it soon as
I got home; I couldn.t wait any longer.
Like a child awaiting a promised
candy treat after dinner, one grandpa
provided now and then on a summer
evening. And I wasn’t disappointed.
My eagerness afterwards reminding
me of rushing to open Christmas gifts
stuffed beneath the tree waiting our
anxious peeling back loving surprises.
And, as I already noted, my discovery
on this second reading your manuscript
kept me focused from beginning to end
from entering your personal wilderness
into and out of family life, finding my
way along country roads driving first
one way then another, down several
childhood paths—yours, then my own,
I follow you as you walk well into
your world, growing in and out of
young years, motherhood, exploring,
uncovering, learning, loving, and
entering nearly all you encounter.
You always bring me into the new
so that by the end of my read I have
opened new pages of your life while
dipping back into my delightfully
remembered past opening doors
as yet not forgotten and once again
open before me with your wanderings
leading me as a quiet guide filling pages,
shelves. What a wonderful recovery.