Category Archives: Writing

Reading Moby Dick

DONE Ah, the great white whale…finally slayed. All my life I’ve been a wordsmith, writing songs, stories, poems, essays, teaching English Composition, and working as a grant writer. My B.A. was in English/Creative Writing; my M.Ed. in English/education. But, I … Continue reading

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Performance Art

Happy to debut a new short story, “Performance Art,” published this month at Trampset (“a literary journal for the tramps”).  Managed to work in Tony Hillerman, Modest Mouse, and Marlon Brando.  But, the idea was to write something in second-person, … Continue reading

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Buk

Hot off the presses, a new poem of mine titled “Buk,” appearing in the June edition of Better than Starbucks – an online/print poetry journal, full of “great books, sharp wit, and great authors.” Enjoy! https://www.betterthanstarbucks.org/poetry-free-verse

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Innovation (Sedoka)

A couple years ago, I stumbled across a book of poems by Ryokan, a Zen Monk poet from Japan (1758-1831). He was fond of writing sedokas. Googling will tell you that “the sedōka, or “head-repeated poem,” consists of two tercets … Continue reading

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Brief Candles and Macbeth

Not a poem, not a story, not an essay, this is just a musing Recently I watched Orson Welles’ Macbeth with my son.  It’s one  of his masterful everything from nothing films, put together on a shoestring budget and delivered … Continue reading

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Ode to the Sunday Paper

Just in time for the weekend, folks…. Ode to the Sunday Paper One of my greatest pleasures is sitting down on Sunday morning cup of coffee in hand, once twice, three times refilled reading through every section of the newspaper, … Continue reading

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Exactly

Hello friends!  Recently I thought I’d try my hand at some Flash Fiction. It’s a good challenge, because you have to write super tight to tell a story in 50 ,100, or 300 words. Here’s a new piece, “Exactly”, that  … Continue reading

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