Month: November 2016

A Word to the Struggling

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NaNoWriMo / On Writing / Quote / Video

Photo: Guy Le Querrec (1965) Well, I completed the 50,000 word goal for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so I will be around again. It was an interesting and worthwhile excursion, regardless of whether I someday actually wrestle a finished work from those 50,000. One of the tidbits I encountered during the process was the following quote from the jazz pianist Bill Evans regarding the difficulties faced in his development as an artist and the rewards of […]

Apropos Nostalgia for Modern-Day Progressives (ring the bells that still can ring) (the dove is never free) (the signs were sent) (i heard that)

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My Poetry / Politics / Quote

when memes were posters you bought at the record store using a diverse array of thumb tacks to pin it to your wall Maybe I should stop there, but I can’t. we have lost one of the great poet musicians of any time: Leonard Cohen. As the beginning of the video shows, he knew at least he was loved. And he would say as we all should be loved. And “Anthem” so pertinent now and unfortunately […]

Post-Election Adjustments

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My Flash Fiction

Informed of morale plummeting, with its corresponding decrease in productivity and increase in theft of office supplies, the Director of the Agency convened an ad hoc task force to address how best to combat this trend. During that first meeting, after the lethargic participants spent an hour spinning their wheels, the new hire spoke up for the first time. We could paint this place..you know, cheerful puts-a-smile-on-your-face colors.   Three Line Tales – Week Forty-One  

The November Oracles of Magnetic Poetry Speak

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Magnetic Poetry

Note: Because of my participation in NaNoWriMo among other things, the next Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge (MPSC) will occur on December 3rd. Thank you and hope to see you then. The Delphic Oracles said I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone of all the Greeks know that I know nothing. ~ Socrates ~ Sue, “Lilith” Jane, “Moon Roses” Kat, “Coffee Oracle” Crow, “A Charmed Moment” Merril, “The Prisoner” Merril, […]

on the riverbank

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My Poetry

truth is like that full-grown rainbow trout you somehow caught when you were six impressed grandpa that it did he’s laughed up a storm stopping only because he wanted another drink from his can of beer you holding on to it for dear life as it wiggles and squirms and shimmers for freedom gasping for air

small fry

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My Poetry

seems like ages now been bent over this hot stove order up! the menu hasn’t changed since who knows when so i guess it’s a lot like me order up! they say there’s a strength in keeping to the old ways all i know is there ain’t no pause when that lunch crowd comes around The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Challenge | Pause | Over | Strength | Age | Change |