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Today while doing the dishes I overheard a commercial for some kind of prescription medication.  As usual, following the glowing qualities of this miracle cure, the announcer began listing the many dangers, and it began with “Do not take ___ if you are allergic to it.” 327 more words


Last Write (#sol17 31/31)

We made it to day 31. Wow. And it was actually much easier to accomplish this year, I think.

How has this month shaped me as a writer, you ask? 382 more words


What a Weekend (#sol17 26/31)

Well y’all, we have had an incredible weekend in Lexington.  We’ve eaten delicious food and watched spectacular horsewoman accomplish some amazing feats.

I’m just going to recap the highlights. 696 more words


The Remuda: A haiku (#sol17)

It’s the Remuda:

horses in all directions;

I am in Heaven.

As you may or may not know, I am at Road to the Horse in Lexington, Kentucky. 111 more words


Might Could (#sol17 18/31)

Yesterday I was helping a student with his essay. He was sitting at my whiteboard table which replaced my desk this year.  I had my expo marker in hand and I was writing his argument.   429 more words

My Life

The Beauty in 'Away'

Have you ever noticed how being ‘away’ allows contemplative space for contrasts and comparisons? Familiar things look different from afar.

Such was the case when I took a five hour plane trip to Perth, on the other side of our vast continent; then drove for three hours to the south west coast of Australia. 536 more words


Big Bad Banksia Men

I seem to be on a magical, mystical, memory tour lately. So when I came across a giant banksia tree during my neighbourhood perambulations, I was transported to the books of my early childhood. 555 more words