Category Archives: Life

Ranch House

Recently, I saw a prompt for tales about displacement and I thought I’d do a short that got at it in what I hoped would be a different way.  Didn’t get it published (yet), but I can always post it.  … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Blarney Stone

Someone I know is becoming a mother for the first time and the conversation got me thinking about the magic and wonder of childbirth.   I wrote about it some years back in an essay titled “The Blarney Stone,” which … Continue reading

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