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Dreaming and Dancing

on April 28th, 2013 by mark

Writing is a dream. I lay down a string of sentences, a line Annie Dillard called them, and I have them dance. I don’t always know what the dance will be and sometimes, I am disappointed with it. I can’t always dance with it–but when I can, it is as delicate as the most sublime […]

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Eyes Front

on April 21st, 2013 by mark

Breath and memory. Spirit–that’s the week that was. As I write, I am reminded how things seem to be spinning out of control. Bombings, children dying, friends passing and opportunities shrinking. It is no longer a time of optimism and looking forward. Most of us are looking backward, now. We’re so afraid, but we have […]

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“At times like these…”

on April 14th, 2013 by mark

I did not know the young man, but my students did. He was in my friend Richard’s class, right next door, during third period. There is no news on how it happened-and perhaps that’s as it should be. A 16-year old boy died this week at our school. No real reasons explained. He was home […]

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The Anti-spring break

on April 7th, 2013 by mark

The last day of spring break 2013 and I say good riddance. The girls enjoyed their break, as it should be, and I seem to have succeeded in keeping my germs away from Conni and Aunt Laurie who (knock wood), have so far not been infected–or maybe they’re the ones who succeeded. But since I […]

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Semi-silent suffering

on April 2nd, 2013 by mark

Easter was also Shannon’s 12th Birthday and it was an extraordinary day. Dad and Joanne were here all weekend and they honored their grand-daughter with a pizza party with a few of her closest friends on Friday night. Saturday was a whir of things back and forth and we all went out to dinner on […]

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