Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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When I first loved you, maybe I wrote your name on a piece of paper and floated it in honey, or maybe I chanted it at midnight, on a night cold as this one, where speech is visible as breath, … Continue reading

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lake effect

In Cairo and Palestine snow is as holy as manna gathered quickly in the morning to shape snowmen or drink in that cold desert– the same whiteness covers so many scars in the cities of my continent cracked pavement broken … Continue reading

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a convenient attack of sometimes

They want to meter sunlight in a convenient attack of sometimes where truth is less than the sum of its spin and I am less in love with language in favor of words: bone, cup, water; a simple speech of … Continue reading

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A Defining Moment

I have been swimming in a sea of talking points instead of conversation, and am at risk of drowning. ┬áRecently, I joined an across-the-political-spectrum discussion group on Facebook, and generally have been having a lot of fun exchanging perspectives and … Continue reading

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