Monthly Archives: February 2017

Growth rings

New casts an old shadow, a curtain that I pin to it. Wisdom compels and cajoles me to trace lines around the shade early and soon, and again in each season. It marks a contour, not a boundary, serving as neither … Continue reading

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Smart phone

To bed early, sleep is now a commodity to be traded against work, laundry, fun, and the rest. Midnight, alarm goes off. Apparently my mom’s birthday. But, wait, my sleepy thoughts untagle that it isn’t for awhile, days away. Now … Continue reading

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Women’s March, Privilege, Cheap Shots, and Getting Muddy

I began writing this piece almost a month ago, and have decided to publish it now, albeit unedited. ____________ This past weekend was abundant with energy, excitement, rage, disappointment, and thoughtful growth.  Over the past few weeks, I have reflected … Continue reading

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Improvement Planning

Improvement Plan (see my previous post on Essential Planning) Step 1:  Analysis

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Home

I once held this fantasy, but it has since grown up. Now I find myself wearing armor to bed and long past holding any weighty regret for this not materializing. Still, as a story, it is sweet, though treacle and … Continue reading

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Spiders

The day spiders came crawling out of my veins, a processional forming ranks that spelled words and phrases in a pulsing mass of instinct and venom and senses beyond sight. That day I decided to be born into the world, … Continue reading

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