Monthly Archives: January 2015

Prefacing Remarks

I could start with a haiku, or some short … poem –   night falls; we are lost. woods pockets trails and goes home … fireflies find us! Or wet squirrel – back porch – raining – spilled sunflower seeds … Continue reading

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Prefacing Remarks – continuing

  … that is not the way, however, to begin … this … whatever this is … they are my favorite books; I re-read them every couple of years … A Moveable Feast Siddhartha In Watermelon Sugar but then I … Continue reading

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Prefacing Remarks – Refrain

I could start with Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, I suppose –  “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” I try to do that; I’ve tried to do that; it helps … Continue reading

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Prefacing Remarks

Perhaps I should start with In Watermelon Sugar*3 by Richard Brautigan. “What do you want to know?’ one of the tigers said. “What’s nine times nine?” “Eighty-one,” a tiger said. “What’s eight times eight?” “Fifty-six,” a tiger said. The tigers … Continue reading

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Prefacing Remarks

I could run with Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha*2 … when Kamala asks him what he has learned that he can give, he answers: “I can think. I can wait. I can fast.” I can do that. Not well, perhaps – and it’s … Continue reading

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Prefacing Remarks

I could start with Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast*1, I suppose – “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” I try to do that; I’ve tried to do that; it helps … Continue reading

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Prefacing Remarks

I don’t know where to begin … or how, for that matter.

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