Monthly Archives: September 2013

Turning 29 For the First Time

“This is Bone of my Bone and Flesh of my Flesh,” or so the saying goes. In fact it is neither. It is … a DNA sequence, a string of RNA, a chain of amino acids comprised of a grab-bag … Continue reading

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Done Been There

Several weeks ago a young man knocked on my front door, offering to mow my lawn. At the time a neighbor, cognizant of my injury and medical restrictions, had taken it upon herself to cut mine when she did her … Continue reading

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Notes on History

For billions of years earth was a silent planet. Billions of years without a sound. With the debris of her father, Ouranos, pummeling her molten surface, those dark and soulless waters—that Face of the Deep where never a word was … Continue reading

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Duck Tale: A Remembrance

From the time when we swung out of African trees, human males have been hunters.  It ensured our species’ survival.  Even as we’ve evolved and civilized—domesticating our food stock—hunting has remained a connection with some primal element within us.  Hunting … Continue reading

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A Few Memories and Thoughts on the Longest Wars

I was working at the Navy Firefighting School in Norfolk, Virginia. I was cutting it kind of tight getting into work because, sometimes, that’s how I roll. I was vexed because the traffic was much worse than usual. There were … Continue reading

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World-Losers and World-Forsakers

One of my circles of friends pivots around a fortnightly gathering of poetry aficionados. Held Friday nights in the lower-level apartment of the host couple, the gathering is informally called the Poetry Cellar. Unlike the open mics I attend Wednesday … Continue reading

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The Twisting Path of Cursive Script

“How’s your handwriting?” asked Office Manager Audrey from the adjoining room. The company employing me has put me on Light Duty. For the past eight weeks I have been recovering from a work injury. I broke my back and the … Continue reading

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