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Saving the Whole Wide World and Little Old You: A Reboot

Can I get an Amen? Can I get an Awoman? Can I get a some days it feels like we’re going to hell in a hand-basket, a hand-basket that is simultaneously on fire and flooding? Life is hard. Life is complicated. In these almost-but-not-quite End Times, we are facing catastrophe, calamity, chaos. The world is […]

You need to yoke

For the first few months of this year, my goals for this here project are small. To write every day, even if it is just fifty or so words. I have to finish up my grad work- which means I can get better paying day job work, which, in the long run, might mean I […]

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, […]

Short and sweet sixth sliding into seventh

Technically, the sixth day slid into the seventh day without my sitting down to write; it being a couple of minutes past midnight. But since I haven’t gone to bed yet, I’m counting this as keeping my commitment. This is going to be very short because not only am I brain dead from finishing up […]

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, […]

Art interruptis leaves something to be desired

This is not the normal Monday post. Normally, when I do write on Mondays, I try to write about walking/biking/moving. But everything is off kilter. Life is full. Very full. In my work-a-day persona, I am working full-time at the public library. In my do-gooder persona, I’m taking care of a nursing Momma Dog and […]

Scrap of Scripture: Embodied Wisdom

The abject body aside, it is difficult to conceptualize the body in general under the current cult of health. Descartes discusses the body in mechanical terms. Sontag notes the metaphor of the body “as a factory, an image of the body’s functioning under the sign of health.” What happens when our bodies “revolt” and the […]

Sweet Somethings of Service

Today’s dose of the Good (and Not So Good) Words will be short, if it is sweet I will leave for my faithful and faithless followers to determine. Today’s dose will be short because yesterday’s was so god awful long. Besides which I am tired. Today was a Alexander and the Horrible, No Good Very […]

Filling the Thank Full: First Sunday in February 2013

I had all sorts of plans to write a lovely little piece about my gratitude for kindred spirits. But between one of my pick up jobs and some volunteer work, I worked about 8 hours today. Add in some chores, getting to and from places, meal eating and some necessary laziness and well, my road […]

Those who serve: Wikimedia Foundation

Last night I donated $10 to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that created, refines, hosts and administers Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource and the rest of their Wikis. I’ll probably give another $20 in the next few months. I had been meaning to give them a few bucks for quite awhile, but I go long periods […]