Monthly Archives: February 2017

Les Bons Temps

Sunday, Miramar Beach, Florida: I am sitting in the sand, my hands on either side of me, playing with the silken white stuff, staring out at the Gulf of Mexico. Directly behind me, about fifteen feet or so, is where … Continue reading

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“Once In a While…”

While at the AWP Writers Conference in D.C. last week, I attended a panel discussion on writing about the dead, our own dead to be specific. Presenters shared their experiences of reconnecting with, exploring their relationship with, sometimes raging at, holding … Continue reading

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Friday Musings

I’m sitting in the waiting room at an auto repair place in Wilmington, North Carolina, having some maintenance done on Roadcinante before I begin the trek west. It’s a Friday morning, clear and sunny, cool enough that I have a nice … Continue reading

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The Side Door

Remember when you were a kid, how you could take a sheet or a blanket and put it over pretty much anything and instantly create your own private fort? Between the sofa and the coffee table or a couple of … Continue reading

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What Goes Around

Chiaroscuro is an Italian word that means “light-dark.” It is an art technique developed during the Renaissance where the artist over-emphasizes darkness in order to emphasize light. Think Rembrandt, where many paintings seem to have a spotlight trained on the central … Continue reading

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