Monthly Archives: April 2019

Short Story Sunday: Barrington Bunny, by Martin Bell

The Way of the Wolf

My parents first read me this tragic tale of a sad bunny who endures Christmas Eve alone when I was about four years old, and I never forgot it. Its ability to emotionally move the reader isn’t just due to its profoundly sad subject matter; the language is simple, the tone is childlike, and the messages are clear. There are plenty of ghost stories in the world, but I’ve honestly experienced so few that are as haunting as this little masterpiece.

The Way of the Wolf Original Cover

This is the original hardcover edition–the one from which my parents read me “Barrington Bunny.”

“Barrington Bunny” appears in Martin Bell’s collection The Way of the Wolf: Stories, poems, songs and thoughts on the parables of Jesus, which was originally published in 1970 by Seabury Press. You can purchase the most recent edition of The Way of the Wolf inexpensively at Amazon here.

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Who formally entertains anymore? Accoutrements and why you still need them

Leaf Accoutrements

I got these at Pier 1, mostly for accompanying my Thanksgiving set. I consider these my fancy ones (they’re glass), so I don’t use these much the rest of the year unless I have friends over for a spread of hors d’oeuvres.

Recently, a friend and I spent almost an hour on the phone talking almost exclusively about our passion for accoutrements.

What are those, you ask? Accoutrements are Read the rest of this entry

St. Vincent’s Hospital and Triangle Shirtwaist Survivors — Stacy Horn

The anniversary of this tragedy was just last week (March 25). This is a post Stacy Horn wrote about the survivors a couple of years ago, but I’m reposting it here because I think what she wrote is beautiful.

I spent part of the morning reading interviews of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire survivors. Prepare to have your heart broken. From survivor Mary Mary Domsky-Abrams. Why isn’t this story more known and these men lionized for losing their lives trying to save others?? A group of men made a human ladder of themselves in an attempt […]

via St. Vincent’s Hospital and Triangle Shirtwaist Survivors — Stacy Horn

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