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Archive for October, 2007

At the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum

In Huntsville, you can escape the sun
in the improbable shade of a Stealth fighter,
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Last night I walked down to the creek that becomes B. falls in the canyon. It was becoming dark when I left the house, and I decided to turn back early.

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“I think I have always known about my memory: I knew when it is to be trusted and when some dream or fantasy entered on the life, and the dream, the need of dream, led to distortion of what happened.

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Poem of the day, Oct. 26

Small Deaths

They happen all the time,
a bird appears on your doorstep,

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People at the newspaper are great baseball fans and regularly attend games. Newspapers and baseball seem to be entwined as part of our nation’s history, and this newspaper is no exception. My managing editor is a former minor-league player.

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Having a blog means learning a new set of terms, and the linguist in me loves it. A blog roll is an attached Internet link. A tag is a link to your blog from another Web site, and I have been linked to Neil Young and redwoods.

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“Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
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The Envoy

One day in that room, a small rat.
Two days later, a snake.

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This morning it is snowing outside, and I begrudgingly started a fire. I told S. I didn’t feel like going to all the effort.

I opened my copy of The Desert Fathers to see what my reading was for the day. It was about the difficulty of starting fires, how our eyes sting from the smoke and we choke on the smell in the beginning.

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There’s the wind
And the rain
And the mercy of the fallen
Who say they have no claim
To know what’s right
There’s the weak
And the strong
And the beds that have no answers
And that’s where I may rest my head tonight
(Dar Williams)

 

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