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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 […]

Scrap of Scripture: A bit of a poem by Wislawa Szymborska

A day or so ago, a well put together little old lady returned a couple of books of poetry. I asked her if she had read Gabriel by Edward Hirsch. She had not, but she had it on her to read list. I told her a bit about Hirsch’s book. She told me that she […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cranky, cripsy, and candle lit

Yesterday, I was full of thanks. Today, I am tired and more than a little irritated. I am crispy around the edges; congested, mouth and stomach fatigued from eating too much crap today, tired body aches that hint at Aunt Flo crashing my pad in the next few days, a chill in my core, that […]

Meanderer’s Musings: A day full to the brim

Today was full to the brim. I did not walk or run today, but my cup runneth over. It is just after 11:00 p.m. I have been up since a bit before 7:00 a.m. Today, I wrote for more than four or five hours. I did a video shoot. I cooked food. I loaded and […]

Making a blessed nest out of Marilynne Robinson’s words

In the First Epistle of Peter we are told to honor everyone, and I have never been in a situation where I felt this instruction was inappropriate. When we accept dismissive judgements of our community we stop having generous hopes for it. We cease to be capable of servings its best interests. (Marilynne Robinson, “Imagination […]

Off the cuff: Spambots love The Good (and Not So Good) Words

Tonight, I cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye promise me, myself and I (and you, too) that I will spend less than 45 minutes writing (and editing) this off the cuff dose of The Daily Dose of the Good (and Not So Good) Words. The reason for this […]

Off the cuff

I move closer and closer to my goal of writing and posting The Daily Dose of the Good (and Not So Good) Words daily. I am not there yet, but I am closer. And one of the things I have figured out along the way is that if I want to administer Daily Doses to […]