Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of early summer.
A few days ago, I received a letter from Jeffery Goss, a correspondent of mine who lives in Missouri.
"This spring has rattled everything I thought I knew about phenological time measurements," wrote Jeffery. "For example, in March, zeitgebers came three to four weeks early and not even in the right order. Maybe it's climate change."
The Clark County Women, Infants and Childrens' program or WIC, will be cut by more than $240,000 and officials expect to close at least one office or lay off staff.
The nutrition program plans to close its New Carlisle office and is considering moving the operation into donated rental space.
WIC helps poor families pay for formula, canned or frozen fruits and vegetables, milk and bread. Executive Director Rita Jones said it's hard to predict if more services or staff will be cut in the near future.
Dayton native Noah Falck has been published in online journals, print anthologies and his own chapbooks. Snowman Losing Weight is his first hardbound collection of poems. Here Falck sits down with WYSO's Conrad Balliet to discuss the art of poetry and taking inspiration from real life and imagination.