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nostalgia

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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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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don’t forget to thank your saints today

October 28, 2013

Satchmo and Danny Kaye are in my pantheon. Who’s in yours?

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From Paper to Screen

October 3, 2013

Those around me know I’ve been fussing mightily of late about folks with their eyes and minds glued to tiny screens instead of paying attention to what is happening within them and around them. In spite of the risks, we are blessed to live in a time where we can access and be inspired by […]

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enough to be happy

September 13, 2013

One of my favorite yoga teachers, Judith Hanson Lasater, says, “How you answer the question, ‘What is enough?’ will change your life.” In the more than a decade since those words passed from her lips to my ears, I’ve never stopped thinking about them. What is enough? Enough food, enough stuff, enough money, enough time. […]

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then they were married

August 25, 2013

I would dare propose this as an alternate cover image for one of my favorite books of all, John Crowley’s Little, Big.

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tranquility

June 6, 2013

Even the lamp has time for self-reflection.

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