Monthly Archives: October 2011

How to Be a Poet

How To Be a Poet (to remind myself) Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill — more of each than you have — inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for … Continue reading

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Okay Universe, So What’s The Deal?

After the frenetic online speed dating of my time in the Bay Area, I decided to give it a rest. That decision has stayed with me and has been the ‘right’ one. No doubt about it. I needed a rest … Continue reading

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What I Have Learned So Far …

                Well, not me, but our beloved Mary Oliver has this to say about that: (and I must say, she’s got some of the best last lines in a poem that there are to be had!) What I Have Learned … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Girl Returns

In just a few days, I’ll be boarding a plane, Big Island-bound, to make a full circle of this last 10 months of pilgrimage. It is most fitting that I’m boarding that plane with my dear friend Bear, with whom … Continue reading

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The Pearls & Perils of Online Dating

I’ve given it my best shot. Really I have. And while it’s not likely that I’m completely done with the online venue as a dating tool, I may be pretty close. For sure, I’m giving it a break for a … Continue reading

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On Waking

Once again, thanks to MK and of course, to John. In just 12 hours, I take my leave back to the islands and I carry these words, a grateful heart and the abundant blessings of my life  as I make … Continue reading

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Be-twixt and Be-tween

It’s late at night right now, something like that magical hour of 1:11 a.m and I don’t have the time or energy to write with devoted attention to all of what’s stirring in me. But I can’t find sleep before … Continue reading

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