Archive for August, 2010

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

through a glass darkly

when you meet my kids, you will note – without fail – that they resemble their father. if you are like most people, you will offer a slightly sympathetic laugh, a nod that acknowledges the long months i spent carrying them only to have them pop out entirely HIS. i will nod back, smiling, helpless […]

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Monday, August 16th, 2010

the best minds of my generation, naked

i always wanted to be a Beat, a bohemian. instead, suddenly i find myself ┬áin the Business section of the bookstore, just an aisle over from Philosophy. i hunker down, intent, studying the titles on the shelves with the rabid eyes of a shark looking to game the casino. i am giving myself a personal, […]

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

i’s the b’y that catches the fish

*In the Irish Fenian Cycle, the hero Finn McCool gains all the knowledge in the world when his mentor, the poet Finnegas, catches the fabled salmon of wisdom. The boy is helping Finnegas cook the fish over a fire when a drop of fat burns young Finn’s thumb. he lifts his thumb to his mouth, […]

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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

writers in a dangerous time

it ought to be easy. i wake up and remember that i am in no rush. i remain prone a little longer, half-adrift, one eye pried open to smile at the small child thisclose to my face. today is the first day of the rest of my life, i intone, under my breath. morning dragon […]

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