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"Xanthopsia" by Maxine Kumin (The New Yorker, July 1, 2013)

In honor of The Daily Post Photo Challenge theme this week — YELLOW — an excerpt from Maxine Kumin’s poem “Xanthopsia” in the July 1, 2013… 192 more words

Artists And Writers

The Past Exists

A number of years ago, self wrote a story called “Don Alfredo & Jose Rizal,” which wasn’t so much about Don Alfredo or Jose Rizal but was about a young woman who can’t seem to stop cutting herself (sins of the past!) 131 more words


Tidy, Productive Lives and Messy, Creative Lives

Swedes use the term “Dandelion Children” to describe children who thrive in any kind of environment under any conditions in the same way dandelions thrive regardless of soil, drought, sun, or rain. 1,496 more words

Developing Talent, Human Potential And Achievement

"Loves: The City" by Pablo Neruda

Dear blog readers, when self was in Venice Beach, a month ago, the poet Angela Narciso Torres took her to a fabulous bookstore called Small World Books, on Ocean Front Walk. 201 more words


Excerpt from Miguel Hernandez Poem, Two Saturdays Before Christmas (2014)

Self adores Miguel Hernandez.

His poem, from which self is taking this excerpt, is tacked above her computer in son’s room. The translation is by… 45 more words


Karen Llagas in RHINO 2012

Raining cats and dogs here in the San Francisco Bay Area. When it rains it pours.

The Man decided not to go into the office. 236 more words


December Means: Musing About Oscar Nominations

Boyhood will be nominated for Best Picture. Duh.

  • Ethan Hawke should be nominated for Best Actor.
  • Self wants Mockingjay, Part 1 to be nominated for something.
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