Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dream poem

In this dream I am alone listening to the words. The world narrates itself to me at night. Words unfurl their perfect formulae, sharper than lightning and as smooth as stones. Awake, I can’t remember them, but they have made … Continue reading

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Sanding

There are four teak tables on my deck that have been exposed to 24 years of sun, wind, rain and snow.  They’ve never been cleaned – I’ve never cleaned them.  I meant to clean them this summer in the open … Continue reading

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We were damaged

November 22, 1963 was a Friday, like today.  We’re minutes away from the 50th anniversary of that day.  That day and the next 3 days we watched TV, and tried to comprehend.  Every chronological event of those 3 days moved … Continue reading

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Uncle Harry

One afternoon in April of 1975, I picked up the phone in my office, and it was my mother, who NEVER called me at work. She said, “Diane.  Harry is dead.” Both of my grandfathers were Harry, I had an … Continue reading

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Cancer in 1500 words

I held off posting this for a few hours, thinking there should be some photos or illustrations, some kind of visuals.  I can’t think of any right now, and if I ever do, I can come back and add them.  … Continue reading

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Boltz

Today I was hunting through old photos trying to find examples of the “old lady” shoes that our grandmothers were lucky to be able to wear when they were our age, and came across this one. I had cropped this … Continue reading

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My dirty little secret

OK.   Alright.  OK.  I’ve got nothing to say, but if I don’t start saying it again and soon I never will.  So, I’ll talk about this week’s experience with addiction.  Yeah, I still smoke – but like people say, it’s … Continue reading

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