Monthly Archives: May 2011

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     I was hesitant to post poetry when I started this blog. That was partly because I was impelled to jot down lessons for my grandchildren to hear, but it was also because I didn’t know how good it would … Continue reading

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Old Glory

   I had occasion to contemplate our flag a few weeks ago. Conversations occurred about when to fly it and why, and those led to memories. I’m not much into flags (or symbols in general), but I respect the power … Continue reading

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My Father’s Funeral

  My father died in October 2006, after a good long life and among a large healthy family, so he could have done worse. He managed to acquire three children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild by then. That was Otto, … Continue reading

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Plight

I came across the word “plight” recently, and that’s the first time I wondered about it. The context meant “danger,” and I conjectured that plight was some past tense of plow, the way wrought and wright is from work. Not … Continue reading

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Furious

    I was 8 when I got my own big bike, and I treasured that machine like a dear friend. I rode it briefly in New York and then it became my transportation in Chula Vista. I could ride with … Continue reading

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Regarding Henry

   My middle grandson is a big handsome boy. He’s now three years old but he’s always had those traits. A large newborn, a lusty nursling, Henry has thick curling blonde hair, intense blue eyes, button nose, generous mouth, and dimples. … Continue reading

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North Coast

In fact it was Sea Ranch, and the year was 1997, but the season is now. The cypress branches eddy on the breeze like kelp in ocean currents. Ravens ride the tidal air above wind-twisted trees. Below, the ocean creams … Continue reading

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