Tag: childhood memories
I think Yonder, with its text by Tony Johnston and its illustrations by Lloyd Bloom, may have been my first book of poetry, or at least the first book of poetry I memorized. It is a picture book and a poem, a tender exploration of the passage of time and space, always over yonder. I […]
A long, long time ago, after Christianity came to the Isles and turned old gods into saints or devils or knights of a Round Table, a boy toy from the Scottish side of the borderlands had gotten himself into a bit of trouble. He’d gotten his lover, Burd Janet, into trouble too, but since she […]
Jon Vickers died a few days ago, of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. Maybe you’ve heard of him: he was a Canadian heldentenor, a small guy with a tremendous voice. He was also my first Don José, paired with the luminous and commanding Grace Bumbry.