Rainy Day Writing

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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

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Annie Dillard Inspires…..

“I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along. I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too. I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck …

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Someone

Sometimes her mind goes wandering and takes her back in time To when dreams were possibilities and the future, undefined When time stretched out in front of her like endless golden threads Reaching to eternity, too young to understand, That time is such a luxury it’s wasted in young hands Her family roots are humble, …

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The Goddess of I-5

The Goddess of I-5 I met her at the Arco Station Where she was asking for spare dollars, And when I tipped my head back to my car And reached in for my wallet, She said her name was Angel And she was walking to save the planet. When I handed her a twenty She …

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The Wicked Witch of the Garden

I asked my husband to make me something. Something deadly. Something electrical–as in electrocution. A kind of taser only lethal. I am not in the mood to stun or warn or simply stop. I want to kill. This is not my usual pacifist frame of mind. I am no Buddhist, but I really do hate …

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Anna Quindlen on dogs….

“The life of a dog is not much of a mystery, really. With few exceptions, he will be who he has always been. His routine will be unvarying and his pleasures will be predictable–a pond, a squirrel, a bone, a nap in the sun. It sounds so boring, and yet is is one of the …

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Democracy’s Last Waltz

Opportunities for change will always come and go, In this great country of ours, and I really just don’t know, Why Dancing with the Stars is such a popular show With children dying in our schools and Veterans living on the road. While there’s frustration in the Senate And obstruction in the House And FOX …

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Ann Patchett

“Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the world of a novel gives us the ability to be quiet and …

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Musings of a real housewife of Lewis County

I am getting old. I know because the other day as I was fantasizing about my affair with Jackson Browne, the one I never had but that I’ve fantasized about since I was fourteen years old, usually while I’m listening to his music, I found myself thinking strange, logical thoughts. Like I thought to myself …

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Wallace Stegner Inspires

It is a road I have walked hundreds of times. A lovely lost tunnel through the trees, busy this morning with birds and little shy rustling things. My favorite road anywhere. {Wallace Stegner: Crossing to Safety}

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