Most of us find it difficult to grieve the passing of a loved one. When our parents die it can be especially difficult, leaving us with regrets, guilt and other unresolved feelings. We expect it. But what about their stuff? The tangible objects our parents have accumulated over a lifetime? What happens to all of it? Community Voices Producer Mark Babb visited with Everything But the House, an online estate auction company in Cincinnati, as they sorted through the possessions of a recently deceased couple, to try to find out what we leave behind and what it says about us.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the first week of late summer.
Each piece of Middle Summer is connected to some other piece, forming a web of what author Rebecca Solnit has called local truths.
As late summer begins, all the katydids are singing. They call out the close of the Dog Days, and even though the heat often lingers, the rhythm of the season has shifted, its tones have been altered, colors and sounds and scents all pointing to fall.
Last month the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs. The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the next month we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings here on WYSO Weekend. Our first reading is from Trudy Krisher, an award-winning author and assistant professor at Sinclair Community College. This year she served as the instructor for the young writers attending the workshop. Here she reads from her novel Kinship, which is set in a South Georgia trailer park i