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Let’s Just Say I Hope

Today, I read Marilyn Nelson‘s “how i discovered poetry” a “sequence of fifty unrhymed sonnets” that use personal and political events from the time she was four in 1950 to the time she was fourteen in 1960 to build a picture of the life for a girl in a military family. The author never denies […]

Slipping soft and quiet through a soft, quiet, wet day

I am not sure how much I got done today. The day slipped, in the most delightful way, through my fingers. I read the news, scanned some FB, applied for a librarian position, did a semi-significant amount of school work, had a two hour catch up conversation with a friend, read a little, slowly drank […]

There is no moral to a massacre

In any given week many horrible things happen. Some are truly horrific, like the Charlie Hebdo Massacre and the others are disturbing, like the bombing at the NAACP in Colorado (luckily no deaths). At times, I will write about current events. But I often hesitate. There is so much out there about the massacre, and […]

Soft Water Waves Whip Crack and Slash

Despite being tired from a full day of work (workout, school work, day job), a day that started very early (a bit after 5:00 a.m.), I rushed home, I cooked dinner up super fast, I bolted it down, and I raced downtown to meet a creative colleague. Part of me just wanted to stay home, […]

Meanderer’s Meditation: A resolution

Ages ago, you may remember, I declared that on Mondays I would write about movement powered by the human body, mainly my body’s movement, mainly walking and biking. Today, after a vigorous set of strength training, I walked and jogged 2 miles on the treadmill. Later, I biked to an appointment and back home (perhaps […]

Crisp green apples, berry vinaigrette and smoked Gouda fondue

Tonight, I do not have much to say to my faithful and faithless followers. But I promised myself and you that I would publish a post each and every day of this year, even if it was just twenty words, so I’m tipping my fingers across the keyboard to fulfill that promise. Tonight, the spouse […]

Christmas Eve- a few images and vignettes

I have a small shiny burn spot on my right index finger. I burnt it taking banana nut muffins out of the oven. The muffins are based on a recipe by a woman named Lynn. She was a regular customer at the Original Book Gallery, the bookstore I worked at in my late teens, very […]

Every poem’s like gold

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies And I’m not proud of my address, In the torn-up town, no post code envy Royals, Lorde For one of my classes, I had to stitched together a themed poetry/song anthology aimed at young adults. My anthology, […]

Meanderer’s Musings: Xmas lights by bike

The Advent candles for weeks one and two are lit, and I tip tap my way to some sort of sense. Tonight when I biked home from work, just about 7:30 p.m., I felt great joy. The air was coolish. The dark quieted the world down to a hush. I biked through the duck pond […]

Filling the thank full: First Sunday July 2013

I have been up to my ankles in puppies (eight and a mother dog) and between that and full time work and a graduate school class plus normal life and chores, I have not been writing. But this morning I want to write for my faithful and faithless followers. This will be short and sweet, […]