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Marking the Miles, August

I don’t know about you, but I’ve enjoyed August. This month has been full of lists, stories, conversations, and even a Zombie Sonnet… 322 more words

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Under the Boar's Head on Siena's Craggy Streets

A couple years ago, I attended a metal smithing class in chasing and repoussé with master metalsmith Valentin Yotkov, who had arranged to take us to the nearby town of… 491 more words

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Zombie Sonnet 5: Zombies at the State Fair

Zombie Sonnets, because nobody ever said you had to write about flowers.

Zombie Sonnet 5: Zombies at the State Fair

The entrance workers try to stamp their hand… 137 more words

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The Mouse that Roared

My great aunt Irene was the person in the family who told it like it was and she didn’t mince words. When you acted up at the dinner table and everyone sighed and looked at their peas, she was the one to voice what everyone was thinking, “Stop acting like a fool,” she’d say. 298 more words

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The Ringers of Earth

Watching golf with Dad…

“With that shot, we have a new leader,” Dad says.

“Where is this one from?” I ask.

“I forget,” he says. “Uh, Earth. 56 more words

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Another Look at Yesterday: Youth, Fire, & Wheels

As I posted yesterday about the young man who instructed wisdom beyond his years, I also spent some time thinking about the fire of youth. I wondered if this young man’s youth helped him to be so staunch about making up his own mind versus going along with the crowd. 338 more words

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Life in the Quiet Places

At a recent event, I was standing with a friend when another person approached us and started chatting. Soon, the conversation turned into a hushed discussion about someone who wasn’t present but who needed some comeuppance. 464 more words

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