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There comes a time . . .

This present moment that lives on to become long ago — Gary Snider, poet   Sitting at Tully’s with a cup of coffee. Music is playing in the background. At the next table, a young woman studies, her laptop open. … Continue reading

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Poem in gratitude to my typewriter

I didn’t start out writing poetry, I came to it by accident when my typewriter (remember those?) the “n” snapped off while I was working on a short story. Want to know what letter is the one you can’t do … Continue reading

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Instructions for living a life and being a writer

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” — Mary Oliver In my experience, the same thing works for being a writer: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. I like to tell stories about life … Continue reading

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