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I have been inspired by a local poet to write one haiku each day this year, although my own inclination would be to write a joke every day. Since this inspiration came well after January first If I am diligent … Continue reading

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“Fired” by Kim Stafford

You’re fired up now—now that the alpha boss is Boss of the world. You’re on fire to testify for fact, ready to stand before the bulldozer plowing sacred ground, thrilled to call every congressional father, mother, daughter, son to witness … Continue reading

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Words and Pictures

Directed by Fred Schepisi, with a screenplay by Gerald DiPago, Words and Pictures is a smart, satisfying film about two interesting people, each one facing a critical turning point in their respective lives. Clive Owen plays Jack Marcus, a poet … Continue reading

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

I’ve been interested in Jeanette Winterson ever since reading Written on the Body. She’s a compelling writer, and in that novel I was swept away to a place where readers long to go — an interior landscape where all is … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Beloved Poet

This 13th day of January will mark fourteen years since my friend Elizabeth Carlson gave up her last breath. She was a poet, writer, teacher and counselor, a musician and a dancer, a wife, mother, and grandmother, and one of … Continue reading

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