Heat Wave

Heat Wave It is thick and sticky and hot Like walking around in snot. The Ohio River Valley feels like walking on the Devil’s hills. I’ve heard of Hell’s front porch and here we sit and together scorch. We have had to learn the heat index because it trumps the temperature’s effects. About climate change, […]

POEM

This Winter Day Why can’t you decide? First, you let a few white flakes float down then you drop an anemic sprinkle on the ground. I decide this cloudy day I can abide then the sun peeks out from behind the trees. Winter Day you are such a tease. At least there is no ice […]

Lights

“Light the Festive Candles” by Aileen Lucia Fisher Light the first of eight tonight— the farthest candle to the right. Light the first and second, too, when tomorrow’s day is through. Then light three, and then light four— every dusk one candle more Till all eight burn bright and high, honoring a day gone by […]

Books 4

Reader Feedback First Book Memories, Favorite Books and Authors So many of us remember our reader, Dick and Jane from first grade! Nancy Drew mysteries are another favorite among Crooked Creek readers. This chart lists your first memories and your favorites according to comments made regarding the past three posts:  1st Book Memory “A Tree […]