We’re doing something a little different for National Poetry Month. I noticed a lot of my pervious poetry posts become outdated when a YouTube video either gets removed or goes private. This year, I decided to make use of my Canva subscription to create pretty pictures with the poems embedded in them. This will also make it easier to share on sites like Instagram, Facebook, Mastodon, etc.
On January 2, 1936, the Bryant School, once located on Twelfth and B Streets Southeast, released for the day at noon. While her fellow classmates headed home, Juanita McGee, age six, didn’t make it back to her East Capitol Street home that afternoon.
Before your mind goes to a dark place, don’t worry. Juanita did eventually make it home.
In Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily, we find that our favorite pair are in a good place. Dash was accepted to Oxford University and Lily took a gap year in order to grow her dog walking business (and become a dog-fluencer in the process). Things are finally looking good for the couple, that is until Dash announces that he won’t be coming home for Christmas. As a romantic gesture, Lily hops on a plane to give Dash a much needed holiday surprise. In true Dash & Lily form, however, things don’t go exactly as planned.
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily picks up a year after the events of Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. In that time, Lily’s grandfather suffered a heart attack and his road to recovery has left a strain on her usual cheery disposition. With twelve days left until Christmas, Lily’s older brother Langston swallows his pride and teams up with Dash* and company to help Lily rediscover the magic in the world around her.
Two partially-aloof strangers meet through quirky circumstances as Lily leaves behind a red notebook in a book store only for it to come into Dash’s possession. What follows is a whirlwind romance as the two challenge each other with dares that’ll bring them outside of their comfort zone and, possibly, into each other’s arms.
Director: Roxanne Benjamin Writer(s): T.J. Cimfel and David White Starring: Zach Gilford, Alisha Wainwright, Amanda Crew, Carlos Santos, Briella Guiza, and David Mattle. Production: Blumhouse Television & MGM+ Distribution: Paramount Home Entertainment Release Date: January 17, 2023 Runtime: 92 minutes Rated: Not Rated
What It’s About:
Margaret (Wainwright) and Ben (Gilford) take a weekend trip with their longtime friends Ellie (Crew) and Thomas (Santos) and their two children, Lucy (Guiza) and Spencer (Mattle). After discovering a strange structure built into the cave, Ben notices something different with the children that the others don’t. And he suspects there’s something wrong with the children and it’s something supernatural.
Yes, Daddy follows Jonah Keller, a Middle America young, gay man, who dreams of becoming a successful playwright. And while he moved to New York City to achieve this dream, he finds himself living in a rundown sublet, begging to work extra hours at a restaurant, barely making rent each month.
Enter Richard Shriver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Jonah orchestrates their meeting and soon they’re having a passionate affair. Things go well, at first. Richard lavishes Jonah with gifts and even offers to help pay for his rent. But nothing is free in this world, as Jonah soon finds out.