wawrinka

Wawrinka and Mimi

The player who just won the Australian Men’s Open Tennis Championship was an underdog who beat a star player. His name is Stanislaus Wawrinka and he has the following quote from the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett tattooed on his arm: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better. Today in our…

Seamus Heaney

The God in Poetry

My friend Betsy explained to me “I don’t believe in God, I’m a poet. I believe in poetry.” And I thought, yes indeed! A poet focuses like a laser on language as a conduit for emotion and history. My ample idea of faith encompasses the poet whose religion is poetry. In the beginning was the…