Monthly Archives: April 2011

the leopardi

Giacomo Leopardi’s Canti called out to me the other day and I took him home. I took the Canti home in a tearful state. A friend of mine has just lost a good friend of his and so the subject … Continue reading

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we rob banks

Last night I watched Bonnie & Clyde elegantly rob banks across the Depression-era American Southwest.  Two people looking for a way out of their circumstances and searching for freedom.  Each time I watch it I hope that they eat their … Continue reading

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benched

Last night I attended a poetry reading where the poetry was largely about death and grieving.  I thought about that period of my life when I lost people who I dearly loved it seemed one after the next.  And thought … Continue reading

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joyous

On Monday morning I stood in a friend’s kitchen, whisk in hand stirring slowly waiting patiently for my lemon curd to come to a boil and thicken. We were baking a lemon meringue pie for a co-worker’s birthday and I … Continue reading

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winds of change

I’ve been reading Faulkner with an all boy/men book group, and lately have found myself drawn to girlie books to combat all that testosterone. It’s been great to read something hard and completely outside my usual arena of fiction. But at the … Continue reading

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wheres waldo

The travel bug is biting again and I keep dreaming of Caribbean seas, English hamlets, Tuscan hills, and Japanese gardens.  But, I’ve been attempting to ignore this particular bug.  Like the dirt and tumbleweeds that have been blowing across the … Continue reading

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free to be

I read Walden Two by B.F. Skinner many years ago for a class in college. It’s about a modern utopia, a place where all people live productive and creative lives. We argued about it in class, but secretly I didn’t … Continue reading

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