Poetry Saturday

Sometimes when I stray from my own best path, I pile on the problems by avoiding coming back because I don’t want to answer the question, “OMG!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU???” Sometimes there is no answer to that question.  Sometimes I just don’t want to share it. Today, I’ll let Marge Piercy do the talking. […]

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Special poetry

For the last year or so, it seems everywhere I look I find this poem. Not the poem itself, of course, but its meaning. I’ve been thinking a lot about how the key to life is acceptance. Maybe more importantly, how the key to suffering is dwelling upon all the ways that life isn’t what […]

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OMG. DRILL BITS?

I’ve been told that I’m missing that filter which stops a person from saying anything and everything which is on one’s mind.  Restraint, I think they call it. The Susan G Komen® Foundation (no longer for the cure, I suppose) seems to have that problem on a corporate level. Buckets of friend chicken slathered with pink […]

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What You Give is What You Get

I don’t like the term “bucket list” the same way I don’t like all terms overused into meaningless oblivion. However, if I were to have one and speak in such clichés then I checked one off this weekend. I’m a life-long music lover and one of my longest-running obsessions is with the music of Paul Weller. Thanks […]

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Poetry Friday

My 7th grade son came home from school the other day and asked me if I’d ever heard of William Stafford.  Usually such questions are about professional basketball players, not poets, so I almost fell out of my chair.  This discussed this poem in class the other day and he wanted to know what I […]

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Another 9/11

I woke up at 5 am, put the coffee on, turned on NPR.  As I poured milk into a blue thermos, I was waylaid by two people talking about their loved ones who died in the 9/11 attacks, Sean Rooney and Karen Juday. I stopped, sat down with tears in my eyes, and thought about how […]

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Us vs Them. Again.

I’m tired of all the culture wars – abortion, guns, gay marriage. We are tangling ourselves into all manners of impossible knots. Let me back up. Hometown grocer Kroger is, uh, caught in the cross hairs between Moms Demand Action, requesting that Kroger prohibit people from openly carrying guns in their store and the equal and opposite […]

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Poetry Friday

The Summer Ends by Wendell Berry The summer ends, and it is time To face another way. Our theme Reversed, we harvest the last row To store against the cold, undo The garden that will be undone. We grieve under the weakened sun To see all earth’s green fountains dried, And fallen all the works […]

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Ned

Here’s a litmus test to separate the cancer from the non-cancer folks.  The first thing that you think when you hear the word NED is: 1) My autocorrect is malfunctioning 2) That Pogues song (A curse upon you Oliver Cromwell!).  3) Nancy Drew. What the heck is “Ned” short for anyway?? Nedathy? 4) The best you […]

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