Category Archives: 2017

In the Direction of the Slide

A new Doug Hoekstra poem, “In the Direction of the Slide,” just out at Edify Fiction.  Edify’s mission is to “offer positive and uplifting fiction content by new and established authors. For our readers, it is all things good or … Continue reading

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The After Party

Don’t know why Memphis Soul has been turning up here so often, but since I did Isaac Hayes a turn awhile back, seems it’s only fitting to David Porter, as well.   This is based on a true happening.  Enjoy. The … Continue reading

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Officespeak

Here’s a poem for anyone who has had to sit around meetings, classes, or parties, where folks who are clearly in over their heads,  talk just to talk.  You know what I’m saying. Officespeak There is no “I” in team, … Continue reading

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That’s How Strong My Love Is

Another flashback, a time traveling Stax story that first appeared in Canopic Jar right here http://canopicjar.com/archives/canopic-jar-25/thats-strong-love-short-story-doug-hoekstra/ And was later added to the Canopic-published Bothering the Coffee Drinkers tome. Enjoy and think of Otis…  

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Breaking Glass

I’ve always loved Nick Lowe and he was a big musical influence for me early on, when I started writing songs and playing in bands. Over the years, Nick has remained authentic, refining his musical gifts to respond to life’s … Continue reading

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Blade Runner Love

Went to see “Blade Runner 2049” on Saturday night;  like all good science fiction, it fires on many levels,  food for thought on our present day modern world, intimacy,  what it means to be human, what it means to give … Continue reading

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Vinyl

Remaining with the theme of the previous post…. Vinyl Lately I’ve been Listening to old records, Guilty pleasures Lovingly encased in plastic, Stored away in dusty places I never thought I’d visit again… Unwittingly the needle drops, Bringing back moments … Continue reading

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