Book Review: Severance by Robert Olen Butler


This odd little book is more a collection of thoughts than stories.  Severance by Robert Olen Butler is inspired by two quotes: After careful study and due deliberation it is my opinion the head remains conscious for one minute and a half after decapitation. – Dr. Dassy D’Estaing, 1883 In a heightened state of emotion,…

Clare


In a very powerful scene in Roberto Rosellini’s The Flowers of St. Francis, Clare comes to visit Francis and all the friars are filled with joy about the meeting of these two living saints. It’s a scene in which two people who love each very much come together in the serenity and joy of the…