Monthly Archives: June 2017

Trying to Concentrate

I’m having a terrible time concentrating on a project. I’ve made coffee to help me focus. Krishnamurti came to mind. He was a brilliant teacher, amassed a great number of followers, and then turned them all away in his early … Continue reading

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Experiment In Terror

I’m writing my first page length poem for the Writers Studio course I am taking. (internal link) This initial assignment won’t be critiqued but that doesn’t put me at rest. I’m concerned that people won’t know it’s my first long … Continue reading

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Expression

I’m in the middle of several assignments and until they are finished my mind won’t rest. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, this restlessness, not quite physical but almost. This stanza from “What’s Up” always comes to mind: And so I cry … Continue reading

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Moby Dick According to Bob Dylan

This excerpt is from Dylan’s Nobel Prize lecture (external link). Twain may be America’s greatest writer, but Melville is our Shakespeare: Moby Dick is a seafaring tale. One of the men, the narrator, says, “Call me Ishmael.” Somebody asks him … Continue reading

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What Are Your Unwritten Books, Essays, And Articles? Part 1.

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison If so, I should never stop writing or eat again. For the writer, the whole world is … Continue reading

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My Essay In The Latest Temenos Journal is Out

The Temenos Journal has published my first creative nonfiction essay. It’s called “Describing The Elephant.” It’s a long read and often painful, but there is hope at the end. Just like all good stories. I penned this introduction: Asked if … Continue reading

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