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And were you loved?
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      10 comments

"And were you loved?" "And did you love in return?" I believe those are quotations from a poem by Raymond Carver, but I cannot find a copy. The words are simp... Read more
Slice it and Dice it and Splice It
Saturday, July 21, 2012      8 comments

I am going to engage in the one act that really annoys me when I know my students are doing it: Plagiarize. Sample. Cut and Paste. Slice and Dice. Splice and Redact. I am going to copy some of the inspirational things I've read around... Read more
BLC Break
Monday, July 16, 2012      9 comments

I have been participating in Spark People's The Biggest Loser Challenge Number 19 and I've been a member of the Sassy Shamrock Sheriff Team. It has ended up being a very good fit for me. True, I am not sassy. Also true that I am not a Sheri... Read more
How do I feel?
Sunday, July 15, 2012      6 comments

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The Newlyweds!
Friday, July 13, 2012      5 comments

They are a very attractive couple. Since the wedding I have been thinking a lot about family--births, deaths, marriages, the weaving in and out of different kinds of peopl... Read more
My heart----stirred for a bird
Thursday, July 12, 2012      4 comments

My heart in hiding Stirred for a bird,—the achieve of; the mastery of the thing! Gerard Manley Hopkins ... Read more
4 tears ago
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      7 comments

I thought I wrote "4 years ago" but I had a Freudian typo. I understand you so much better now since you've been gone. I have become you in ways that I might have previo... Read more
The Oven Bird
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      5 comments

The Oven Bird BY ROBERT FROST There is a singer everyone has heard, Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird, Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again. ... Read more
A Beautiful Bride
Monday, July 09, 2012      4 comments

I call this the Sari with the Fringe on Top--my niece at the wedding rehearsal dinner, Friday, July 6. ... Read more
Repost from a group: NO POWER FOR ME!
Saturday, June 30, 2012      6 comments

Big pouting here. Yesterday around 5 PM a big storm blew in with winds of 80-85 mph; aside from a tree falling on our roof and the trunk of our Honda (both are dented but do not require immediately attention) there are almost 500,000 central O... Read more
101 degrees here!
Thursday, June 28, 2012      5 comments

It's hot! The sun scorches pitilessly. I reach for a suitable poem. Where are the poems of summer? Poets write much about the winter and the autumn and of course the spring. Ou sont les poemes d'été!? And today we have a break... Read more
Out of it
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      3 comments

I feel so very far out-of-it. I know that I exist in the here and now, but in my head it's always sometime in the early to mid 20th century. Last night I dreamed about Julie and Tricia Nixon. Although I never thought of them as particul... Read more
Where I'm at; where I'm headed
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      1 comments

I'll try to figure out just where I am and how far it will take to traverse the roads. O... Read more
Once Upon a Time
Monday, June 25, 2012      1 comments

I had a little brother and I called him my Snowy Little Dancer. He was such an obliging boy that he let me dance with him; I hauled him around and did grave little dance ... Read more
Miniver Cheevy: C"est moi!
Sunday, June 24, 2012      3 comments

Miniver Cheevy BY EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn, Grew lean while he assailed the seasons; He wept that he was ever born, And he had reasons. Miniver loved the days of old When swords were br... Read more

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