Category Archives: Writing

Other writings, published and unpublished

Naked-eye Eclipse at Militia Hill

“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better.” – Studs Terkel Going to watch the first total solar eclipse in … Continue reading

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Tolerance

“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest.” – Nelson Mandela “If 40 million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one.” – W. Somerset Maugham ~ What … Continue reading

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Sidling Home

               Bella 2005-2017         Sidling Home The recurring memory goes like this: It’s late afternoon atop the ridge on a blazed trail, lone raptor one hundred feet above, water hushed by … Continue reading

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Faith of a Golden

I’d lost two of my closest friends the past two summers, and now I thought I was going to lose my hiking partner. She was listless and hadn’t eaten in two weeks. I loaded her into the back of my … Continue reading

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Writing Process

The logical place to begin a poetry reading is with a poem about the writing process. From the American Journal of Poetry, Writing Process.                  Writing Process What a stroke of luck when … Continue reading

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Freedom, Liberty and the Wide, Wide World

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai Self-imposed borders shrink your world. They restrict understanding and appreciation of cultures and history. In short, walls imprison. To journey through Hungry, Slovakia and the Czech Republic is to … Continue reading

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Patriot

“… kids can spot a phony a mile away.” – Fred Rodgers                   Patriot Arbiter of the airwaves, his voice full of anger and rage spews righteousness skews the meaning of Patriot … Continue reading

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