Category Archives: Stein (Gertrude)

Beagles, a Wellspring of Poetry

Two dogs we were keeping recently ran off, triggering a flood of anxiety and poetry.

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Chicago’s Roman de la Rose

What’s in a name? Would Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose by any other name smell as sweet?

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