Monthly Archives: April 2012

Embroidery

I went five days away from daily care and pitched a tent where I could feel the sky. I watched the silence as it drifted by. I read eternity’s erosive wear. I went into the desert, and while there I … Continue reading

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The Glance

It happened close to home. She passed the place for coffee, and upon the bench outside she noted one among a few: a face above a cup beneath gray hair that eyed her back and speechless said their private look … Continue reading

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Nitwitness (3 of 5)

They’d bicker more if it weren’t for the marijuana. They cut their freshmen brains on it, together at Cal in 1968. They’d smoke dope and play pool or do newspaper puzzles, or watch TV. Star Trek was first-run then, and … Continue reading

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Nitwitness (2 of 5)

They’re so different. Keith says he’s the kind of guy who notices what’s right in a situation, while Marnie sees what can be improved and likes to think about how to accomplish the makeover. That was true when they were … Continue reading

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On Moving the Office to Oakland

For nearly 40 years, I crossed the bay to work at clerking on an endless list, to slay the tasks that fund my final pay though they have cost me neck and eyes and wrist. And for the most part … Continue reading

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Nitwitness (1 of 5)

“Of course it makes a difference. Every little bit adds up.” Keith spoke even as he changed lanes again without signaling. “Yeah sure,” Marnie uttered with sarcasm. “Like five minutes in a two hour trip. Really. There was a study … Continue reading

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Inventory

Department stores have too much stock for me – I feel I’ll never get to see it all, so every time I buy turns out to be an almost accidental pick. I fall for something close so I can get … Continue reading

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