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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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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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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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Your face will shine through all our tears. Thank you, Pete Seeger.

February 4, 2014

It’s the mid-‘90s and I’m in the old kitchen of the Red House—summer sunlight slants in and music spills from a little boom box. “Sailin’ up,” Pete Seeger’s voice sings into this room we’re all hanging out in together, and my cousin Bill echoes, “Sailin’ up.” “Up.” “Down.” “Down.” “Up.” “Up and down the river. […]

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Thanks, Neil, you made my day

November 27, 2013

Found and borrowed from here, while trying to find this quote, paraphrased here, from James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: “I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my […]

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Chocorua

November 7, 2013

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The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart

November 5, 2013

The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart How astonishing it is that language can almost mean, and frightening that it does not quite. Love, we say, God, we say, Rome and Michiko, we write, and the words get it all wrong. We say bread and it means according to which nation. French has no word for […]

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make more art

October 29, 2013

I had so much fun at the NH Arts Education Conference working on this project below with a whole bunch of lovely people including the Three Musketeers, who may in fact not have been Musketeers at all, but three of The Five Chinese Brothers, each with a trick up his sleeve. Thanks, John, Mark, Bob […]

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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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