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Feb.22.2010
The weeklong workshop I spent with Ray was at Centrum in 1980, two years after John Irving published The World According to Garp... Ray used Irving's title to explain how a writer has to take responsibility for the world he or she creates.  He said a similar phrase was the subtitle of every...
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Feb.11.2010
February 10, 2010         Last night my partner and I went out to dinner, to the Thai restaurant we prefer out on the Great Highway. I had no alcohol, nor did my partner. Then we decided to drive to Land's End not too far away to look at the Golden Gate Bridge off to the right. We thought we might...
red-room-well-red's picture
Feb.06.2010
"Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair." This cheerful advice doesn't come from anti-despair authors like Eckhart Tolle, Wally Amos, or Thich Nhat Hanh. It comes from Franz Kafka, an author whose writing is most known for themes of alienation and persecution, but...
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Feb.06.2010
It is snowing heavilly as I look outside,cozy in my warm office,snowed in for the day,maybe two. Yesterda was not so nice,when I discovered the discrepancy of what can be written and what is really said. I had been looking at my past love's website,to see if any new poems had been written there.And...
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Feb.06.2010
Broken dreams gone haywire in the middle of the night had me feeling let down. I did not know if I should scream or just lie there, motionless and scared. I felt around in my body to see if there was anything missing. No. It felt intact. In fact my body felt better than ever. My fingers had grown...
claire-elizabeth-terry's picture
Feb.05.2010
 On the way out, K. observed on the wall a dark portrait in a dark frame. (The visualisation that morning had been less successful than usual, he observed. "I must concentrate on projecting 'Light, light'" he chanted in an agonizing - yet curiously upbeat - Tibetan overtone.) He had...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Feb.05.2010
If Franz Kafka was a woman the absurdities of life and the meaning he found in them would all be in another’s day work.   Rather than challenging the insanity of life and overlaying a dark and dogmatic interpretation, we women naturally thread the needle and baste the various insanities of life...
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Feb.05.2010
It was on a Tuesday... There was a man on the subway, he looked a little out of place, looking up and around. I could see him taking in the signs. He smiled at a mother cooing at her child and tilted to the right a bit when performers came on board. He's never been to New York. I could tell. Neu,...
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Feb.05.2010
Kafka – A Cereal Writer???   Okay, I’ll admit it, Frank Kafka is angry with me. Soon after I received the message that the subject of this week’s blog was Kafka, I thought that we were blogging about cereal. Kashi and Kafka sound and are spelled a little similar, right? Lo and behold Frank Kafka...
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Feb.05.2010
     Place your angle of vision under a coffee table in a doctor’s waiting room.  Let’s assume it’s an upscale, upper East Side place with Mies Van der Rohe chrome and leather banquettes.  Let’s make the carpeting a Silva Bruns design.  Not a familiar name?  All right, change it to the ubiquitous...