Monthly Archives: March 2013

Little Red Shoes

…a Christmas tale I’ve been meaning to post…. Little Red Shoes (Christmas 2012) This year was a big one for me and my son, Jude. He started middle school and he turned TEN, marking a full decade on the earth. … Continue reading

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New Baseball Poems

 Ah hope springs eternal.  I’m feeling the season, so here are a couple new ones, which also infuse some nostalgia for my old hometown of Chicago….enjoy!   Also up at http://baseballbard.com/baseball-poetry-archives-link?authorid=46 Pitchers and Catchers (3/2013) Pitchers and catchers reported today, Mending … Continue reading

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Performance Art

When I teach at Watkins, I throw some Lorrie Moore at my students, from “Self-Help.”  She’s a brilliant writer; this book is all second person.  So, I give them the option of freewriting in second person.  It’s pretty difficult, really, … Continue reading

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Short Songs Long Lives

Casting ourselves back to early 2012, this one appeared in Canopic Jar #25, http://www.canopicpublishing.com/canopicjar/25/doug1.htm  (fine zine, check it out) Short Songs, Long Lives (January 2012) She sent me a note about a song she’d just written, no instruments, “simple and … Continue reading

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Speaking of Hitchcock (Following up on the Last Post)

Speaking of Hitchcock (3/10/2013) Recently, the Becourt Theater held an Alfred Hitchcock fest, 24 films in 23 days from the Master of Suspense. Jude had seen a couple of favorites at home, but he’d never viewed any on the big … Continue reading

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