CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

January 6, 2010

These Gifts Won’t Be Regifted

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

THESE GIFTS WON’T BE REGIFTED

     This morning, January 5, 2010, I am enjoying writing in what I call my “kitchen-porch” (the eating area of our kitchen is a closed in sun porch), surrounded by windows from which I am viewing snow-laden trees and woods. Mixed in with the gently falling snow are occasional larger snow-chunks, falling off trees when there is a gust of wind, creating the appearance of a blizzard. The view is even more pleasant when birds come to snack on the feeders that I could reach out and touch if it weren’t for the glass window-wall.

     One of my two major writing projects for January is an after-life fiction short-story, based on the true 1673 of Thomas Cornell, who was convicted of murdering his mother, Rebecca Cornell, and hanged May 23 that year on Miantonomi Hill in Newport. To view a photograph of the hill, click on:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaneryonlineliterarymagazine/2294677309/

     My main resource for the story, to be included in an anthology, is the book Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell, a historical account written by Elaine Forman Crane. To view an illustration, click on:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaneryonlineliterarymagazine/2295470648/in/photostream/

     Having accepted this project in December, I wanted a copy of (more…)

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December 21, 2008

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 2008 STYLE

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 2008 STYLE

     
     2008 is the twenty-fourth year that PNC has calculated the cost of gifts given on the twelve days of Christmas. The background of this story is in two previous posts.
     An explanation of the song: Most people assume that the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” is secular music. They are surprised to learn it was written for (more…)

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