Monthly Archives: March 2017

So Take What You Need

“Love seeketh not itself to please.” –William Blake, “The Clod and the Pebble” This is not some wild-eyed love borne aloft by the winds of despair. It is instead, a quiet coming home, a long spring walk in the country. … Continue reading

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Making a Distinction:

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” –May Sarton

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Signs of spring continueth:

First ant. First butterfly. First fly. First gull. Crows are back again, nesting.

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Paris Street, Rainy Day

City of Light the famous corner, park across the street, stone fountain gushing absurdly in the rain. A 20ish waif in pale short coat, blonde hair wound onto her back, bare legs reaching up from black shoes, walking slowly, purposely, … Continue reading

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Reading about women teachers having sex with their students today…

(O Lucky Man! My 30s was the last time I dressed up for work and wore a tie and jacket.) (My favorite years were at Scona 1986-2002. top: at the annual June men’s stag which I always played at–here relaxing … Continue reading

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And so the great thing about an individual human being is

that he or she has presence emanating from within as well as without, from behavior, personality, thoughts, actions, gestures, touches, words finally. You are a presence. Each person you know is a presence. You/they can be felt, known, related to, … Continue reading

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Lastly (Sort of)

(illustration by Thoreau MacDonald for Charles G.D. Roberts’ book The Iceberg and Other Poems, Ryerson, 1934) Icebergs–there is always so much we cannot see or know of one another even of ourselves. I would think those with imagination, love faith, … Continue reading

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Moral and Social Progress and Responsibility, Federal Liberal Style:

Legalizing marijuana in 2018. So much for kids, especially those in pot-smoking parents’ homes. Nothing like inhaling and having access to pot left lying around for babies and underage kids. Think of the poor apartment and condo dwelling neighbors (and their … Continue reading

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The Last Poem

It is no longer for me to say for you. You will need to fill in the blanks yourself, to answer the remaining questions, to find your missing peace and decide which dream is worth the living and dying for. … Continue reading

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The Last of the Classic Filmmakers: Ingmar Bergman–Wild Strawberries

A 1957 classic from Sweden where Bergman made all his films, beginning first as a theatre director, before he turned, famously, to film. Wild Strawberries is about Isak Borg (played by veteran film director Victor Sjostrom), a retired professor, and … Continue reading

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