Monthly Archives: December 2012

One To Beam Up, Scotty

I always loved the original Star Trek series as a kid. And most of the movies and TNG. There’s a new Star Trek movie in the works. I’m not an appreciator of JJ Abrams’ work so I doubt I’ll ever … Continue reading

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Poems At the End of the World

It’s the longest night of the year. When you have Major depressive Disorder and it’s the Winter Solstice and additionally the end of the age according to the Mayan calendar, nights like these are especially interesting. I’ve decided to combat … Continue reading

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How Having a Kooky Uncle Can Scar Children For Life

Children are pretty good at ignoring nonsense and winnowing out the bs from the pearls of wisdom. I used to worry about my twin niece and nephew having to spend a lot of time with me, but they seemed to … Continue reading

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Dancing With a Beetle

I had this really nice underground apartment for about eighteen months. I remember it fondly. There was almost nothing in the apartment because all I did was work. No tables or chairs. The computer was on the floor the whole … Continue reading

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Home Delivery Poem

When I worked in warehouses and on delivery trucks I’d often be found writing down snippets of poems on cardboard, snippets of torn paper, or napkins from fast food restaurants. Being a part of peoples’ lives, being invited into their … Continue reading

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How Poetry Gets Done

For centuries one of the rules guiding poets was “Don’t write about writing poetry.” Don’t talk about the poem, the circumstances that inspired it, the conditions in which you wrote it, what it means, or how you feel about it. … Continue reading

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Mondays Make Me Feel Like a Pinata Sometimes

This is one of my favorite poems I’ve written. One of the poems it makes me happy to have written. It’s hard to say that about all of one’s creations. Who knows why some creative efforts just sort of come … Continue reading

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