Monthly Archives: January 2010

Elephant Tracks: A Quote Inspired Poem

“Elephant tracks! They were all around my tent this morning. There must have been several.”* This sounds perfectly reasonable to me. For most of my life I have been waking up to elephant tracks. I never hear or see any … Continue reading

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My Movie Friend, Kurosawa and Star Wars

Watching Movies with a Friend As I was watching Kurosawa’s “The Hidden Fortress” a few days ago, I was thinking how much my friend Pat would have enjoyed the two greedy, disloyal, and weak peasants that are the central characters. … Continue reading

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January Bus Diary Part I

1/5 As I put my quarters in the slot, the bits of hard boiled egg still floating around in my mouth taste like blood, and remind me of the broken tooth of a few weeks ago.  I walk past a … Continue reading

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Walking in the Sideways Rain

Yesterday I walked down the hill to the lake. Rain like frozen sand pelted my face at times driven by the fierce wind. But, I noticed that after a while the noise, cold and wet ceased to be negative just … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Way of Approaching Ideas

when you offer an idea, pretend you have taken it out of your head and put it on the table in front of the group.   Whatever their reactions are, remember that they are not reacting to YOU, but to the … Continue reading

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