Category Archives: Word play

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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My Sister’s Thistles

  Say that three times fast. Or, How many artichokes could Arty choke if Arty could choke an artichoke?

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Incantations: The Magic of Reading Aloud

      The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Lovecraft cover art) by Gervasio Gallardo (b. 1934) I have read this very strange novel to myself and once to my then 3 year son, who loved it when I read him anything. I have … Continue reading

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More Thoughts from the Land of WTF Just Happened.

“Tomorrow we shall have to invent, once more, the reality of this world” — Octavio Paz I don’t agree with those that think leaving because of the election is a moral thing to do. It is the practical thing, and I … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Rhyme

  Tide Lines Malibu Beach, Malibu Beach I just like saying Malibu Beach It bumps of my lips in sibilant clips, and slants down into the sea.   Lady Be Gone Fly some, flee some get some freedom. run some, crawl some stand … Continue reading

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Lena Dreams of the Wetlands

Lena hadn’t thought about manatees in several years, but that did not stop her from dreaming about them that night in July. The merganser is the kind of crested duck that will rip your heart out of your living body, and then … Continue reading

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Magnetic Poetry II

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