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“Western Civilization” by Peter Jay Shippy

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and yet…

It’s Father’s Day and I’m thinking about my dad— how funny and smart and kind he was, how compassionate and mischievous and generous. I learned a great deal from him and the way he was able to harness his creativity in … Continue reading

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“Two Cures for Love” by Wendy Cope

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Sit With Me A While Longer

Last night my good friend Michael shared his words and his heart with about 40 people at a poetry reading introducing his second book of poetry, Sit With Me A While Longer. Though he has written for quite some time, when … Continue reading

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“Traveling Through the Dark” by William Stafford

Traveling through the dark I found a deer dead on the edge of the Wilson River road. It is usually best to roll them into the canyon: that road is narrow; to swerve might make more dead. xxxxx By glow … Continue reading

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“Happiness” by Jane Kenyon

There’s just no accounting for happiness, or the way it turns up like a prodigal who comes back to the dust at your feet having squandered a fortune far away. And how can you not forgive? You make a feast … Continue reading

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“Sapphics Against Anger” by Timothy Steele

Angered, may I be near a glass of water; May my first impulse be to think of Silence, Its deities (who are they? do, in fact, they                Exist? etc.). XXX May I recall what Aristotle says of The subject: to … Continue reading

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