Monthly Archives: January 2011

Accidental poetry

Today’s prompt: Go someplace where people pause on their way to someplace else. The airport, the coffee shop in the mall, District Court . . . Continue reading

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Dustcloth

I find that it is possible to spend entirely too much time in my own head. It gets boring in there. I need spiritual refreshment. A jolt of something new. A kick in the pants.

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Resist fear

Do you remember the young Chinese man standing off a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989?  I do.  Do you remember the Polish workers who followed Lech Walensa?  I do.  Do you remember the East Germans tearing down … Continue reading

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Stationery

To open the mailbox and find Real Mail, the kind that must be sent in a creamy envelope addressed especially to you, feels good. Continue reading

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Props

Remember make-believe? Row a leaky boat over to the island and make trails to the pirate treasure, build a treehouse, pull out the box of dress-ups. All that stuff involved props for the characters we were trying on.
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Stuff that must be good for something

Awhile ago I spotted these over at King Orchards and had to have two of them—one because I had a bright idea and the other in case I messed up the first one.  I’ll give you a few days to … Continue reading

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In•oc•u•la•tion

Today’s prompt: Make a list of the most innocuous pieces of music you can think of—real earworms. Make another list of the most pretentious food you’ve ever stared at on a plate. Make another list of the most predictable people you’ve ever met in your life. Continue reading

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