Monthly Archives: December 2011

Flux

I used to sleep so well and heal so fast, and what was then I thought would still be now, for I’m as much myself as I was last December 31st. I don’t know how the hour hand that I … Continue reading

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School Films

Most of the movies we were shown in school were not good. Film strips reminded me of ViewMaster experiences, and the reels we screened were in general shot by mediocre camera people and narrated by patronizing voices. That’s not to … Continue reading

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Prejudice and Discrimination

Talk about a couple of negative words! The nouns in today’s title suggest unfairness, bigotry, racism even. It wasn’t always that way. It isn’t always that way now. Awhile ago I got sued. It wasn’t fair, but the wheels of … Continue reading

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Oyster

A trespasser insinuates its grit through corrugated portals. So it’s gone and ever will; the sand is infinite as insects, inexorable as dawn. The host is irritated and reacts by isolating, coating, adding size until that laminate through cataracts of … Continue reading

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Tigridia

The metal railing warm against my hand where sunlight silvers it, and striping cool beneath the shade, I fully understand: Such education doesn’t need a school. The turn of leaves of birch upon the breeze, that captures green as sequins … Continue reading

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The Hanukah Bush

The year after the Hanukah tour it was relatively easy to prevail with Christmas-like concepts. I’m not sure my arguments were necessary but I voiced them anyway. First I suggested to Mom that we save the presents for one day … Continue reading

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New Words

I learned things a month ago. Learning is almost always good, and it was appropriate, since I was at a continuing ed conference. But it wasn’t expected. I may have been present for the birth of two word variations. They … Continue reading

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