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August 29, 2011


I keep intending to come ’round here and put up: “watch this space, exciting things coming!”  where blog posts might be just so that you’d know I was not giving you all the cold shoulder but have thought the better of it (until now, apparently.) This move to Chicago is happening in less than a […]


August 23, 2011


One thing (of many things) I have always loved about Emily Dickinson is her brevity. Longish poems can be wonderful but there is something about being able to convey something so stunning in such a small space, something miraculous. What Dickinson spared in each individual poem she made up for in the sheer volume of […]

search engine answers: develop your own metaphor

August 19, 2011


I like to imagine that those who use this search string I came across this week (and I get this one quite a bit) are students working on homework assignments. Usually the search strings are “metaphor for building” or “metaphor for being alone.” Things like that. The one I got today was “develop your own […]

moving forward

August 16, 2011


My brain is overfull. Today Dave asked me if I could call someone to straighten out a bill that was due and I had to sit down on the floor, head in hands and breathe slow. The reality of moving house in less than 2 weeks is beginning to sink in. Having had a wonderful […]

fotos: crazy cow

August 12, 2011


  About a month ago I was in the middle of this group…witnessing the awesome power of the circus punk marching band. If you had been in the middle of all this…you’d talk about it for months too. Make that happen by checking out Mucca Pazza.   Do it. You won’t regret it, I promise.

blades of grass…

August 10, 2011


This is a cross post from my Orthodoxy blog…metaphorical, nonetheless… —————— This is what comes to me today as I scatter what I like to call “wishful thinking” and “hope” on our poor damaged lawn. Again. It comes in a plastic, resealable bag, boasts the ability to grow in most any soil or weather condition […]

hope’s the thing with feathers…

August 9, 2011


You remember a few months ago when I sang the praises of  my friend, Miss Julie Lee? Well, she’s done this beautiful piece of music based upon a poem by Emily Dickinson and on this here poetry tuesday I’m sharing it with you. You=lucky If you ever get the chance to hear her play live, […]


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