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I hate when I make a dumb mistake. (Well, don't we all?)  This is a link to an interview I did when I was in Ann Arbor three weeks ago, and it's actually a fun interview because she went out of her way to ask not-the-usual questions.  But just for the record: I referred to a poem quoted in the book A Summer to Die as being by Housman; and it's not..it's by Gerard Manley Hopkins. And I KNEW that, which is why I am irritated with myself.

A.E. Housman:


Gerard Manley Hopkins:


They don't even look alike!


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Portia Pennington Monday, 29 November 1999

Dear Lois,
I will be thinking of you both as you make this journey together.
Portia Pennington

Annie Monday, 29 November 1999

Being home (especially with family and dogs) can be such a comfort in itself. Best wishes to you, Martin, and the rest of your family during this hard time.

Michael Gettel-Gilmartin Monday, 29 November 1999

My thoughts are with you and your family.
Michael Gettel-Gilmartin

anne Monday, 29 November 1999

Hospitals are a suspension of reality where one has very little control. Home is the place you need to be to feel the reality and appreciate the home that you have made together. Thinking of you.

Betty Birney Monday, 29 November 1999

Lois, you and your husband are in my thoughts.
Betty Birney

ojimenez Monday, 29 November 1999

Heaven. Now there's a thought. Nothing has ever been able, ultimately, to convince me we live anywhere else. And that heaven, more a verb than a noun, more a condition than a place, is all about leading with the heart in whatever broken or ragged state it's in, stumbling forward in faith until, from time to time, we miraculously find our way. Our way to forgiveness, our way to letting go, our way to understanding, compassion and peace.
It is laughter, I think, that bubbles up at last and says, "Ho, I think we are there." And that 'there' is always here.
--Alice Walker

Clay Monday, 29 November 1999

You have been in my thoughts and will continue to be, we will all make the journey home.
Thank you for your blog. my students are finished with reading The Giver, but they are still thinking of the themes and ideas. I continue to work it in to the daily lesson - some connection to folklore (our current unit) or a life lesson... learning never ends.

Jessika Monday, 29 November 1999

Home is indeed where the heart is. You are so open to share this with us, and I thank you for reminding me about all that is truly important in life. My thoughts are with you and yours.

Jennifer Fischer Monday, 29 November 1999

My thoughts are with you and your family, Lois. Praying for you and Martin in this difficult time.

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Our way to forgiveness, our way to letting go, our way to understanding, compassion and peace.

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