story idea

story idea

No.2 pencil, copy paper story idea thick pencil strokes becoming a gothic presence As much as I find the digital medium superior for research and note taking and general creativity, I still rely heavily on pencil and paper. This…

my mom and her horse

my mom and her horse

Somewhere on the harness horse racing circuit, mid 1950s my mom and her horse in the old black and white lit from within Remembering my mom on her first birthday after her passing last moment month. My sister found this…

First Reader

First Reader

I've been slowly making my way through Billy Collins's excellent Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. And when I say slowly I mean I read exactly one poem on Saturday and one poem on Sunday. I go…

Old memory

the memory of the old wood shack where the bear lived is in my dad’s voice The bit about flies the other day brought back some memories of very, very early childhood when I'd spend the winter with my…

Flies

One of my favorite phrases in Spanish is "por si las moscas" which is used the same way you'd use "just in case" in English, but the literal meaning is "for if the flies."…