Monthly Archives: April 2012


It’s been pointed out to me that I’ll blog about anything, that no subject is taboo.  I think that’s true.  I hope so. When I choose a topic, my intent is to come at it honestly.  Sometimes I think I choose … Continue reading

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So, I’d just published a blog based on a writing prompt that drew on memories from July 1990.  And in looking online for a picture of a calendar of that month, I came across this: and I knew screw the … Continue reading

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Search Me

A writing prompt came under my eyes this morning:  “What did you know in your heart one day in July 1990.”  (Natalie Goldberg, Old Friend from Far Away).  Is she joking?  Pluck a 22-year-old memory out of thin air like … Continue reading

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It’s All Just Stuff

A blog-pal of mine, Kana Tyler ( wrote recently on “The Curious Significance of STUFF.”  It’s a blog worth reading, so I recommend you check it out.  (In fact, a good deal of what Kana writes about is worth reading.  She’s … Continue reading

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Easter came and went this year without me writing about it; not a word toward the celebratory aspects (religious and secular), not a peep about the history behind it (pagan and Christian).  Truth be told, Easter confuses me. According to Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Life Happens

And that, my dears, is how you know it’s life. Unfortunately, when the shite hits the fan (or, as I think Doctor Who put it, “When the defecation hits the rotating oscillator”) this blog is often one of the first … Continue reading

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