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"Fall, leaves, fall"

Happy (slightly early) birthday to delenn1970! I hope you enjoy a wonderful day and then your best year yet.

And in other news...

* Neil Walsh's newest "Overlooked or Overhyped?" column spotlights one of my top five favorite novels of all time, Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow.

* For those of you in/near North Carolina, I wanted to let you know about Lenoir-Rhyne College's Visiting Writers Series "In Their Own Words." This year's lineup (see the left side for a complete schedule) includes several Pulitzer Prize winners, and all readings/talks are completely free and open to the public.

My work on the Tecumseh biography continues steadily: I will have the manuscript completed in the next six-seven weeks. More immediately, I will be heading up to Montreal later this week to take part in an academic conference on political philosopher Benjamin Constant. I will be online only to a limited degree while I'm in Quebec. I look forward to catching up with you!

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

- Emily Brontë


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Have a good trip - nice poem! It's been such a hellish summer, I really haven't allowed myself to think of Fall... And now it's suddenly *HERE*! Yay!
Sep. 19th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yay indeed! And thanks. :)
Sep. 19th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
good luck with your project!
Sep. 19th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Sep. 19th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Have a great trip and enjoy.

Sep. 19th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: PS
Thank you - I plan to! *hugs back* :)
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