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A Walk Amongst the Stones

A Walk Amongst the Stones

A recent visit to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (in San Diego, California) inspired this poem. Whenever I go there I’m struck with how many thousands of lives are gone – – and what stories they never had the chance to tell. A sea of white Vermont marble spreads across the closely clipped grass, spilling down to the ocean below. On each, chiseled a name. Stories so numerous even the sea could not hold them. Here and there, splotches of…

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In Thought

In Thought

I wonder. What does life look like from the plane I saw skimming the clouds? I wonder. Do old shoes find their way home? I imagine a white-haired cobbler, his bench slick with age, lovingly, ever so carefully, herding the leather uppers onto a new soul. Matchmaker. I wonder. Does a baby dream of green fields and red poppies before ever seeing them? Do memories – tribal, really – seep into the brain, ensuring a long line of unbrokenmemory? I…

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How I Blend Imagery & Words as a Creative

How I Blend Imagery & Words as a Creative

Do I love photography more than writing? A question that will never be answered. I’m as much a photographer as a writer, although – alas – my photos haven’t supported me financially in the same way as words. But they do support me in planting the creative bug (seed, sparkler, energy) that I need to keep my writing chops alive and well. Take this photo for example. After breakfasting with my sis at a local diner, we walked across the…

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First Drafts Suck. So do Seconds.

First Drafts Suck. So do Seconds.

I’m on a kick to write. Every day.  I’m trying to sort out the true difference between flash fiction and flash creative non-fiction as both can hold elements of truth – – as we know it. Right now I’m working on what is probably called a short story. But I’m not sure. I don’t know where it’s going but I do know where it starts. What are you working on today?