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michael-seidel's picture
Mar.17.2014
I like having theme songs for my hours and days.  Sometimes I choose them but more often, the Universe puts something on in my head.  I usually go with it, unless it's Afternoon Delight by the Starlight Vocal Band.  That song puts the c in crazy for me.  Today's song, courtesy...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jul.31.2013
Staying in touch is important.  Sometimes it takes a step more than initially reaching out. You have to make time, re-arrange your schedule and then make sure you show up. A good friendship is worth nurturing and cultivating.  Just like planting seeds for harvest. Sometimes we disappear...
harrison-solow's picture
Jun.19.2013
From Viaticum (working title): "I'm not sure there is a classical progression  from the moral to the ascetical to the mystical if we are to believe some of the lives of the saints and our own observation. And anyway, why is it a progression? Some are born with mystical minds. Some never leave...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.11.2013
J1 is visiting us.  We’ve known her a while.  California born and raised, she strikes you as a golden California woman, tall and athletic, fond of dogs and hiking, a Buddhist who was involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation for years. We met another friend, J2, through my wife’s...
fran-lewis's picture
May.15.2013
Stolen: Daniel Palmer A safe has no air, no way to get out unless you have the right combination to release the door. A foxhole is dug so deep that many men can hide from the enemy if they have the right camouflage and coverings. A sturdy box with four sides and the right tape can keep you within...
g-kasten's picture
Jan.01.2013
What was your biggest personal disappointment of 2012? Maybe not a good thing to dwell on, but for me 2012 was the year I realized that my efforts to reconnect with a childhood friend just weren't going to pay off. We'd met in the third grade, were terrific pals through the fifth grade, then...
mya-speeks's picture
Jan.01.2013
Those who know me sometimes wish they didn't... I'm hard to read sometimes and even though I speak honestly, very rarely does anyone truly know who I am. I've learned to keep things in my life quiet or at least parts of it anyway. Its a skill you learn as someone who was molested as a child or...
harrison-solow's picture
Nov.13.2012
yes, I know you dream and writhe about that kind of love. and no, i know you don’t mean parent love, nerves stretched into the night that holds the child who has not come home.  or the ties kept willingly by the rare families who value their members. i know what you mean. yes. you can hunger...
michael-seidel's picture
May.01.2012
Had an interesting conversation with an older friend today. Steve works for the coffee company that provides foods and services to The Beanery where I go to write every day. That's where I met him. He's about twelve years older than me and as I've gotten to know him, I've learned that he leans...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.22.2012
To which list of literary friendships I must (of course I must) add Kafka and Brod. Max Brod of infamy who refused Kafka's request to burn all his manuscripts (as Kafka knew he would). Actually, in their lifetime, Brod was the well-known and respected author of the two. How times and reputations...