Category: Books/Reading

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LENT: Then and Now

by Phyllis Bohonis We are now into another forty days of Lent.  As I read my church bulletin under the section titled Norms for Lenten Observance, which include two days of fast and abstinence...

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Big Wheels, Little Wheels

Poem and photo by Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith The day the dozer dug that trench through the cornfield its deep-treaded wheels marking furrows of progress I was pushing my baby’s stroller along the adjacent...

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The Tree Top Angel

by Phyllis Bohonis It’s Christmas once again. The season for remembering my old friend, Cheryl. She didn’t make it to that last Christmas a number of years ago … just as she had wished. Cheryl...

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The view from Richmond Landing

Photo and poem by Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith is a professional writer from Richmond. During Richmond’s 200th anniversary year, she is sharing with Richmond Hub readers some photographs she’s taken...

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Never Say Red

story by Phyllis Bohonis Never Say Red “It’s time, child.” “Are you sure, Gran?” “I’m positive.” Those few whispered words signified the beginning of my grandmother’s journey home. Her packed valise had been sitting...

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FOR THE GHOSTS OF RICHMOND PAST

Poem and photograph by Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith I come to this place seeking evidence remnants and yes, the ghosts who must surely inhabit this location so central to life as they knew it....

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Contemplation

Photo and poem by Lee Ann Eckhardt Smith The outer path of this epic journey is a long loop a wide circle along which I stride joyfully strong and fast not inclined to pause,...

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The Soccer Game

by Phyllis Bohonis “Careful, Millie, you’re going to trip on that ball.” She can’t hear my warning because the foolish woman refuses to wear her hearing aid thinking it makes her look old. She’s...