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Apr.03.2014
Before I start this blog post I would like to ask for a moment of silence out of respect for all the editors that are no longer with us.   Okay, that’s enough.  To be honest I’m only assuming that every editor in the United States, and parts of Great Britain, have passed on to that...
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Apr.02.2014
April 2     PADUANS     The pussy willows bloom looking much like crested poultry.  The coldest part of my heart is fighting to thaw in this early spring.  Weather is not of the mind to be rushed.  Neither my hopes nor the changing calendar can persuade the warmth...
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Apr.01.2014
April 1   RAIN   The rain makes shadows of water.  It spills onto the ground like tiny worlds.  What had been airborne and mist is now earthbound and integral, feeding, cutting, learning the world.  Once I contemplated theories and mystery.  Now, washing dishes is a...
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Mar.31.2014
March 31   BLUE CROWS   Blue crows streak across my dreaming mind’s sky; they take up their post in a line of trees.  I stand at the edge of a burning field.  I feel nauseous at the thought of glorifying an ‘active’ life.  Everything is burned, scarred and crumpled; the...
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Mar.30.2014
March 30       CRAZY     I try on crazy, the way I sometimes get out the jump rope, and see if all those muscles still work.  The unemployed, unexploited, fallow nature of my once fertile insanity saddens me in an odd way.  Today is a place I stand in stiff...
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Mar.28.2014
March 28   FEELINGS   Getting my feelings back was like a package delivered---not a letter bomb, more like live squid or bait of some kind.  It was something to catch me out there.  I think overcoming the shock was more or less the small part, though it seemed to loom at the...
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Mar.25.2014
March 25     THE ORDER   I can’t expect delivery if I haven’t placed the order.  I never seem to know what I want until after I have accepted something else.  I can remember thinking order meant procedure not procurement---set the table, not end my hunger.  I focused...
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Mar.24.2014
March 24   PARADOX OF PARADISE   Paradise is created when I collect paradox and live with it.  Paradise is the set of acceptance and suspended disbelief.  If anything is possible, accepting what comes is less heart-wrenching.  If I arrest my misgivings, gratification in the...
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Mar.23.2014
March 23       MISSING     The good times we never had but should have, the pleasantries I endured waiting for the pleasure.  I remembered your potential with fondness.  The days, weeks and years I waited for you to grow to me have passed, and yet--- time is what...
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Mar.22.2014
March 22   MATH   “If this is the solution, why aren’t I happy?"  I ask my sponsor in a piteous whine. “You’ve run the equation and the solution equals happiness?"  She queries, “That’s the whole and total answer?  How many times did you go through the computation?” “What’s...