Monthly Archives: April 2013

We wait for this!

. Every May come sweet pink redbud, called ‘Judas tree’ somewhere beyond my ken. Painted on dogwood, on grey, on brown twigs, redbud kept me waiting all winter. Now my heart gets coffee nerves when pink explodes. Advertisements

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Things become fuzzy

When things become fuzzy you notice children and dogs don’t have a problem, they just grab the grapes and run. But this desire for clarity and outline says one clear thing about life evaporating.

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Major Hoople says Egad!

“Egad, sir, have you no sense of proportion?” “Egad, Martha, during our years of marital bliss you have occasionally preyed on my finances but you have been as frank as a stage robber.” “What manner of horse play is this? … Continue reading

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Syria : why we must do nothing.

. The twin of this mosque, in Aleppo, was destroyed this week. That’s a great loss to the human patrimony, but there is no good end-game for this tragedy. The Assad government is corrupt, nepotistic, and brutal, but if and … Continue reading

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tHE aIR-cONDITIONED nIGHTMARE

” We are accustomed to think of ourselves as an emancipated people; we say that we are democratic, liberty-loving, free of prejudices and hatreds. This is the melting-pot, the seat of a great human experiment. Beautiful words, full of noble, … Continue reading

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“the pure products of america”

“… while the imagination strains after deer going by fields of goldenrod in the stifling heat of September somehow it seems to destroy us It is only in isolate flecks that something is given off No one to witness and … Continue reading

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Medicine for a gray day

I don’t know where you are — maybe sitting in azure sunshine in San Diego or Brisbane, maybe not, probably not in the drizzle of spring’s purgatorial entry. After long winters the sun returns like an overdue bill you forgot. … Continue reading

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The grain of what we do argues against us

The grain of what we do argues against us Silence is better than holiness, Socrates walking the markets of Athens, a student asks: Do you understand your true self? I don’t know but I understand this I don’t know. Beware … Continue reading

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Earth Day, 43 years later

. In early 1970, the United States was in sad shape: at war in Vietnam, that scamp Richard Nixon in office, the air so polluted in Los Angeles and New York City that you could taste it. The Cuyahoga River … Continue reading

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She says it looks like a face but I say just leave it alone.

. She says it looks like a face but I say just leave it alone. Don’t give it any depth, I say, let it peel and decay, it’s just an old house out Chardon way, in Geauga, where that kid … Continue reading

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