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(And now for) The Rest Of The Story

My last few posts have been segments from my novel in (very slow) progress.  If you’ve read these late posts, you may want to get a taste of what came before to familiarize yourself with the story and the characters.  … Continue reading

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Facing David Dunnigan

Rachel stood by the tall windows and looked out onto the river in the late twilight.  On this winter evening the river would remain grey as the sky until nightfall when it would shine black as the wet pelt of … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, Nov. 16, 2018

I watch the wind drive the smoke west from my neighbor’s chimney Like tongues of fire And listen to Marvin Gaye sing about getting it on While I fry my eggs My yard is covered in the leaves of the … Continue reading

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Arrival in Brussels

The strange sky, the flat horizon, the north wind, the languages being spoken by the workmen attending the plane.    The ten-foot-high walls of bladed snow along the edges of the runways and the gigantic, orange snowplows and trucks at rest … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, November 14, 2018

On another grey afternoon We hide from the cold wind Here among the scents of woodfire and stew We think this day is like any other Until we see them through the window These strange birds In a strange formation, … Continue reading

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A Look At The Creative Process

Readers; I have the great good fortune to be a member of the Shelton College Review.  That may be a little less glorious than the name might suggest.  This “organization” consists of three local writers: myself, Andrew Spradling, and Joseph … Continue reading

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Night Post, February 15, 2018

      Don’t go out into that night. My gosh, Susan, only down the street.  Light everywhere.  You know every house here.  What is wrong? Just don’t go.  Not now.  Not tonight. I won’t, of course.  But why?  Why … Continue reading

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morning poem. January 3, 2018

  In the shade of the frosted evergreens And in the cold evening twilight The snow on the hilltop is dull blue ‘ In the morning pasture The cattle tracks mottle in mud The snow is thin and sparse And … Continue reading

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morning poem, December 12, 2017

James 1: 6-8   . . . he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all … Continue reading

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New Chapter

Readers; Some of you who have hung around this blog for some time will know that I started a couple of new novels early in 2017 and then just dropped them altogether.  That’s not an unusual thing for writers.  CS … Continue reading

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