Monthly Archives: January 2013

Industrial Landscapes

 After a Fashion  Is a beaver’s dam natural? Is an eagle’s aerie artificial? Is a hornet’s nest synthetic? Usually we consider human construction projects as artificial and unnatural. My experience suggests we don’t ascribe the same values to structures other … Continue reading

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Job Posting

    I am not what I do. In my Jan 17 posting I alluded to a list I had compiled near my 30th birthday. That was a list of jobs I had up until that point. Recently I found … Continue reading

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Open Mic & Hostages

I “write” a lot of material in my head. Some days this works better than others. I have just the teeniest problem with short term memory. I can remember my home telephone number from 1968, but I can’t remember what … Continue reading

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What We’ve Lost

I watch my dog out the back window. It is a cool day, temperatures in the low 50’s this morning. Perfect weather for a Husky mix, I gather, from Leon’s insistence on being outside. I have a chain staked into … Continue reading

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“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.”

  an impressionistic account Although loathe to miss it I almost skipped Krewe de Bastille’s fête at the Myers Mansion last Saturday night. My finances are at one of their tightest straits in years and I wasn’t sure I could … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Stuff That Happened

Tell the tale of all the jobs that you have had, The Oracle commanded. And I balked. “You mean all the jobs I have had since I’ve been an adult?” I asked. “All the jobs since I graduated college?” Tell … Continue reading

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Still a Light

The chancel is a cocoon around the altar. So I thought as I scribbled notes on a recent experience which left me pondering long after it had passed. The experience stirred me. It left me nearly breathless as I sat … Continue reading

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