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Not Quite Odysseus Yet

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” Homer, The Odyssey    I’m heading out. Physically, I’ll be on the road Saturday morning to visit Dad down in the Ozarks. It’s a 10 … Continue reading

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Throw me Thursday: Left foot. Left foot. Right foot. Right.

My Sicilianesque brother-in-law drives with two feet–left on the brake, right on the gas. He blames this on his Sicilianisness, and although I’ve never been to Sicily to watch any fancy footwork, I reserve reasonable doubt that a Sicilian Driving … Continue reading

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Humans I crave

“Human isolation is terrible. We want to connect and figure out what it means to write. ‘How do you live? what do you think?’ we ask the author. We all look for hints, stories, examples.”  –Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind I … Continue reading

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Project Placement 5: Taos with special guest: The Give-away

I thought New Mexico would be flat and dry, lifeless, that the only movement along the wide expanse would be me and Wile E. Coyote chasing that blasted Road Runner. “Me-meep!” But it wasn’t like that after a while. The … Continue reading

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Throw me Thursday: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

I just thought of something. I’m going to try a routine. I know, it’s terribly out of character and I usually don’t stick to them, but I’m going to try just the same. I’ll call it “Throw me Thursday” and … Continue reading

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Project Placement 3: The Quiet

I cannot sit with my children.  I cannot stay home day in and out cleaning bathtubs and hanging clothes to dry.  We become restive, smitten by the outside, romanced by adventure. It’s this part of summer, the late season quell, … Continue reading

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