Archives : May-2016

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Sometimes in my poetry I struggle with the concrete. Or maybe it’s the opposite. The abstract. I don’t know if I think abstractly. Depends how you define “abstract”, noun, verb, or adjective. I’m certainly not concise. I may take thingsRead More

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It’s 15 May and I woke up to snow. I think most people did in Western PA. And we probably all thought it was ridiculous. It also made me homesick. I grew up in Upstate New York. Way upstate. IRead More

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Some people have mottos that they live by. Harvard University’s motto is pretty famous and simple, “Veritas,” which means truth. The Olympic games has one that’s quite inspiring, “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” or “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” My own’s a little moreRead More

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I work in a library so you’d think that I read a lot. Unfortunately not the case, but Night Shift by Charlaine Harris came across my desk and I snagged it. I’ve read Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse books and was interestedRead More

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Okay, maybe praying isn’t hard for everyone. It seems like some people have a particular gift at sounding intelligent when praying out loud. It makes the rest of us hesitant to pray where someone else can hear us. In part,Read More

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I’m getting old. I know it not so much because of the gray hairs or the young people in my life that are growing up so fast. It’s because I’m starting to look at people and wonder where things likeRead More

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I’ve been making some questionable decisions lately. Not like drinking and driving questionable.  More like “You’re going to wear that outfit?” questionable. Nothing life-threatening but I look back and wonder what I was thinking. The thing is, sometimes you can’tRead More