Monthly Archives: July 2013

Writing as a task, a promise

No revisions… can I do that…Can I put down on the page, paper,toilet or napkin, ruled or electronic,whatever the angst requires without going backand correcting punctuation, spelling,can I allow my perfectionistic selfto be ensorcelledby the woman of the carelesslife, the … Continue reading

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Nothing wasted

As a fair cook must, I waste nothing of my early life but call it all the good and joyful taste of mid-life broth, cooked upon a cauldron large enough to allow a pinch of error, a soupçon of willful, … Continue reading

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enthusiasms of a Spanish teacher

My first two weeks teaching Spanish to nurses went wildly; I pranced around the room, acted out the words as in a one-woman show, which the class was, absolutely, a show for all times… I drew charts, gave exquisite political examples, told … Continue reading

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Cat principles

“It is a dweller of the forests… It is the lord, the ruler of the animals.” Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun She lies in the middle of the loveseat, her seven pounds taking up all available room. She is almost ten, … Continue reading

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El clan de mujeres con un solo seno

Había un cuento sobre un clan de mujeres con un solo seno, sobrevivientes de pruebas nucleares patrocinadas por algún gobierno, que desarrollaron tumores como esas láminas fotográficas que no muestran nada, y al final abuela, madre, hijas, hermanas, destruidas por … Continue reading

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thou shalt not whine

i came away because the whining got to me whining in all the colors of the rainbow in all the letters of the alphabet masturbatory in nature, which it always is,   whining whining whining whining other places the self-promotion … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun

Sometimes I envy that early womanwith the first orgasm, first babyat her breast, that first sunsetwhenever it happened, and then there is sun coming out over the water,raising a head, at first small, raysrippling over the ocean as if it … Continue reading

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