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Shoveling Snow with Buddha

January 27, 2015

Shoveling Snow With Buddha   In the usual iconography of the temple or the local Wok you would never see him doing such a thing, tossing the dry snow over a mountain of his bare, round shoulder, his hair tied in a knot, a model of concentration. Sitting is more his speed, if that is […]

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Molly reads Miracles

December 10, 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

I’m thankful for this poem. Minnesota Thanksgiving For that free Grace bringing us past great risks & thro’ great griefs surviving to this feast sober & still, with the children unborn and born, among brave friends, Lord, we stand again in debt and find ourselves in the glad position: Gratitude. We praise our ancestors who […]

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I made you a pie

November 25, 2014

It’s been a long time, mis amores perdidos, so long that I didn’t want to show up empty-handed—I wanted to bring you a gift. So I made a pie. I made up a pie. The current draft, several revisions in, might not be the pie I imagined in my mind before I started baking. But […]

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Forbidden Fictions

June 24, 2014

First published one year ago in The Public Humanist… My husband is teaching a class called “Forbidden Fictions” this summer, to a self-selected group of high school almost-seniors. One of his first thoughts: “This might be the only opportunity I ever get to teach Lolita to high school students.” He reread the book with far more discomfort […]

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Sorting the Books, part 1

May 29, 2014

First published a year ago in The Public Humanist. Wonder where we are today? It’s that time again. If you read, if you have a weakness for shiny stacks of paperbacks in airports, or the carousel of sale books at the library—they’re only a dollar!—then you know what happens. You stack a few sideways in […]

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Falling into poetry from fiction, one year on…

April 24, 2014

This piece was published one year ago in The Public Humanist: It’s National Poetry Month, and while we could drink our way through an entire month of pure poetic delight without the well ever running dry, we (whisper) might not want to stop reading stories. Or, we might feel more at ease reading stories. Poems […]

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anniversary poem

March 31, 2014

I’m not a poet, but I am a fool for love. Happy anniversary, dear husband. Rule-breaking Ghazal for Christopher   Gardens grow where we intend, I and thou— Plants and cells divide portending two.   Spade in dirt, feet dark with soil, My heart I—kneeling, bending—threw.   You fled when autumn came, All gelid winter […]

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do a lot of work!

March 24, 2014

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

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On Writing Letters

March 14, 2014

This piece was published one year ago in The Public Humanist: For years I wrote letters. “Have you ever heard of The Collected Phone Calls of Gertrude Stein?” Rita Mae Brown says in Starting from Scratch. “Writers should learn to write letters and save the telephone for business.” I took her words to heart. Not […]

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