Category Archives: blogging

Why Men Should Read Jane Austen #3

Men should read Jane Austen not only because she gives us a clear perspective on what women legitimately expect from men and not only because she gives us a clear picture of what men often look like to women, but because … Continue reading

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The Characteristics Of Modern Poets #13

The modern poet works under the assumption that everyone before him has missed the mark, at least by a little.  Nonetheless, he is content, time and again, to say of his own work, “This is close enough.”   copyright 2014

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Morning Poem, August 18, 2014

Late Night   Sleepless at one-thirty I rise and open a window for a draught of real air. It is silent outside, I’ve outlasted even the crickets and cicadas. Street lamps, one near and one far make crosses of light … Continue reading

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The Characteristics of Modern Poets #12

The mystic, having once seen the truth, is patient and brave.  For him, there is no worship of counterfeit gold and no fear of counterfeit power.

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The Last Rose Of Summer

The people who first lived in this house were aristocrats. Even their women were college educated and this in a day when girls around here got married and that was it. I remember hearing my uncle talk about them. He … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 16, 2014

End Of Summer   The mornings are grey now no longer bright and the evening’s cool breeze though welcome warns of unremitting chill. Where is the season of green and gold that I waited so long for? It has passed … Continue reading

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The Five Ways That Blogging Will Change Your Life

    This post assumes that the blogging you do will be serious writing. Although the blogosphere is a brand new kind of place and full of surprises, the old adage about getting out of something what you put into … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 15, 2014

Sycamore and Birch In the southern mountains, the sycamore and birch line the banks of the young rivers. These are water-loving trees and, where their growth is not interrupted, their great, ragged trunks lean out over the water and their … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 14. 2014

A memoir: a prose poem It is always August.  There was something in those thirty days under the Dog Star that seemed permanent and everlasting.   The weeks in June and July had been long enough to dim the memory of … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 13, 2014: Excerpt from Novel

This evening’s post is a passage from my novel,In The Forest Of The Night. It is a description of a state trooper (who is investigating a murder) driving from the rural coalfields of southern West Virginia to the State Capital. … Continue reading

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