Monthly Archives: January 2016

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

F.D. R. said, “The measure of our progress is not whether we add more abundance to those who have much. . . it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” Today, Sunday, January 17, in Colorado … Continue reading

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Neruda words

As I looked out of the window at 5 AM this morning, and saw a light blanket of snow, I remembered these words from Neruda’s Ode to a Naked Beauty.   (And I ask, Is not the world a naked beauty? … Continue reading

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To My Fellow Writers & Readers

To my  fellow writers and readers, January 6, 2016 The Epiphany — A Day of Discovery Today, January 6, the Italian day of Little Christmas when La Befana, the good witch, puts oranges and nuts and a toy in the … Continue reading

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January Ambrosia

January Ambrosia Right up through the snow, green shoots of garlic pushing up their stems to January sunlight. Planting garlic on my father’s October birthday, Autumn’s golden sun slanting a spotlight on the best of our garden for finger-drilling holes … Continue reading

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Diet Cousine

Mary opened the oven door and dark billowing smoke funneled out; as she retrieved a smoking tray of blackened cookies she said, “I burned a few calories.”

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Light in the Orange

On CBS this morning the doctor commentator said that when peeling an orange his mother used to say, “This orange slice has never seen the light of day.” Often, when cutting logs and splitting firewood I’d ask myself, “Before I  … Continue reading

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Appreciate

The card from the Orme School, where I’ve taught creative writing during Fine Arts Week, for more than 45 years, has a verse by the former headmaster, Charlie Orme Jr. I share this to slow down the pace of leaping … Continue reading

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