Welcome To Rosalind
Our name harkens to Rosalind from William Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It.
It also honors our family’s matriarch, Rosa Blancstein, whose unrelenting optimism carried the family through the Great Depression.
The old-English meaning of “lind” is “soft.” In traditional medicine, the flowers of the linden tree are used for restoration.
The word “lindern” in German means to soothe and comfort. In the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer,” the linden tree represents the restoration of the world-weary traveler.
Mahler evokes the image of the linden tree, standing at the side of the road. Mahler invites us to settle and rest and dream beneath its branches so it can shower its soothing linden flowers down upon us, and we can forget the pain of existence. We remember the goodness of life.
A book can be the linden tree, a place of cathartic humor, educational absorption or soothing contemplation and restoration. It can be a well of essential knowledge that enables us to gain insight, wisdom, maturity and skill.
Our featured author – Hilary Jacobson
About Hilary Jacobson
Red Madder Root, Tales of Initiation
The Writing of Red Madder Root, a Blogpost
Recently published – Eliot Jacobson
About Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
About the Book
For Eliot, poetry is a brief indulgence in total uncertainty and chaos coupled with the absolute integrity of his characters and the worlds they inhabit. Whether a poem is about slavery, mental health, divorce, environment, COVID, or any other topic, Eliot’s poetry leads with a raw physicality of language, place and time. But it is Eliot’s personal sense of disconnection that is the thread that ties these poems together.
We live in an age of disconnection: from our primal animal selves; from the planet we live on and are actively destroying; from relationships with others, whether family, friends, colleagues or leaders. The searing pain of living in this sacred and singular world at this time of collapse and disintegration requires us to focus beyond the crushing noise of civilization. The place Eliot’s poetry inhabits is one that rejects solace. At their core, the poems you will find in Totally Disconnected are unsettled examinations of terrifying wounds.
Recently Published – Ruth Wire
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New Release: Poems by Eliot Jacobson, Ph.D., Totally Disconnected: The poetic ramblings of a socially awkward mathematician
Available for pre-order. Expected publication date: December 16, 2021
On December 1, 2021, Ruth Wire launches her first novel, The Night Birds Still Sing, with a book signing and reading event at the Medford Public Library.
She’s got chutzpah By Tammy Asnicar Updated: Nov 29, 2021 07:28 AM AA Ruth Wire recently published her first novel at age 90. [Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune] At 90, Ashland woman publishes her first novel “Life can be a joyous encounter with the possible.” — Ruth Wire...