A Clearing Full of Many Things Except Boundaries

    A Clearing Full of Many Things Except Boundaries

    “There are several ways not to walk in the prairie, and one of them is with your eye on a far goal, because you then begin to believe you’re not closing the distance any more than you would with a mirage. My woodland sense of scale and time didn’t fit this country,...

    High Tide in My Heart

    I am the proud owner of a Boogie Board. I spent 4.5 minutes using it to make a grocery list. Then I discovered the “whiteboard” feature, fired up the screencasting software, and let the stylus speak. This is a very old poem – I think I was 14 or 15...

    Opening Acts

    Me:  So these are the kind of guys who get a boner when “Sweet Home Alabama” comes on the jukebox, right? GL:  Nah. Me:  Okay, but they definitely know all the words to “Hold On Loosely”. GL:  Mmmmm.  No. Me:  They’ve been to a The THE BAND Band show. GL:  ~shakes...

    Ada’s First Race

    Dear Ada, You went to your first race on Saturday.  Such a little minor thing, you’d think, but it was a big deal to me.  I’ve been thinking about this day for at least a year now.  As I write this, three days later, I still can’t believe how awesome it was.  I love...