Monthly Archives: November 2014

Ellie – 2 Dog Daze

I was thinking about the iron curtain in our living room yesterday, wondering if it would ever be lifted, when a remarkable thing happened. Amber, the kat, came in looking for a sip of white wine. She didn’t seem at … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 14

Sometimes you get lucky. Another Friday test today. I’m guessing (optimistically) I might have gotten 70% correct, but last week I scored 85%. A miracle. First good score I’ve had since I began. After the test I stopped by the … Continue reading

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Pirene’s Fountain – Bushido Steel

My poem, Bushido Steel has been published in this new issue. Pirene’s Fountain’s tradition of excellence in writing and thought continues in this special double-feature edition. Features, interviews, reviews, and brilliant works of poetry are brought together to inspire and … Continue reading

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Lampião’s Band

Lampiāos Band They fought against and incredibly corrupt Brazilian government. His right-hand man was known as the Blond Devil, and his woman, Maria Bonitas (Maria the Beautiful). The relationship of Maria Bonita and Lampião is firmly rooted in Brazilian folk … Continue reading

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Swedish For Immigrants – Week 13

My ride on the emotional roller coaster continues. Lessons are fun most of the time, good teachers, and I enjoy my classmates. They continue to be friendly & helpful – watching out for the ‘old man’, but it remains difficult … Continue reading

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Contemplations 4 – Part 1

  Politics, publishers & Money. Has there ever been a time when it was different? The rich are always with us. Kings and queens, shaping the lives, and often deaths, of the working class. Royalty has always had advisers, experts, … Continue reading

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Contemplations 4 – Part 2

  The literary royalty: Writing is work I think, not easy for most of us. But we can all self publish now, compete with big time publishers, the houses, agents, marketing . . . lands of submission. I stumbled on … Continue reading

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