Category Archives: thinking in words

Empathy Breeds Survival

Mary Cassatt, the child’s bath      

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How To Be Yourself Awake; 3 Poems

By Tony Hoagland, from What Narcissism Means to Me   2 BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE The Art of Disappearing When they say Don’t I know you? say no. When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering. … Continue reading

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We Are All Collaborators in one Big Farce

 From Disaster Preparedness by Heather Havrilesky

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Rachel Carson: The Beauties and Mysteries of the Earth

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.?–? It is a curious situation that the sea, from…

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April Poem #3

Remembering Forgetting   I From “Little Gidding“ Part V, stanza II   With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this calling We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop 7 am Last Day of January Just Before the Rain

People talk so much about the small bits of minutia as if the details of life matter. Tomorrow it will be another little thing to talk about. I feel like a tired old man when I talk like that, but … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

When your simple well planned lesson goes off the rails, that is when the real teaching begins. This is like a composite of some of my weirder preschool circle time moments. Just when you think you’ve tactfully navigated the woods … Continue reading

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