Monthly Archives: April 2017


Taken from Writer’s Almanac: Today in 1913, a Swedish engineer named Gideon Sundback was living in Hoboken, New Jersey, when he patented the modern zipper under the name, “Hookless No. 2.” The public, however, was far from sold. Preachers initially … Continue reading

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Have you heard the word?


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To put it as pithily as possibly—and as accurately—the unconscious is a machine for operating an animal. Cormac McCarthy – The Kekulé Problem

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  Taken from Writer’s Almanac: It’s the birthday of the man who inspired the word “beatnik” in the 1950s: poet Bob Kaufman, born Robert Garnell Kaufman, in New Orleans, Louisiana (1925). Kaufman’s mother was a Roman Catholic woman from Martinique … Continue reading

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Got Lucky Again – Lost Tower Pubs

  Lost Tower Publications Along The Shore Dear Bruce, We are re-sending this email in case the other was diverted to your spam folder. I am delighted to inform you that your poem, ‘Yemanja’ has been chosen for publication in the Along The Shore anthology.  

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The thief left it behind

The thief left it behind Saw this on a Shambhala post today. The thief left it behind: the moon at my window. Ryokan – Zen Master.    Excerpted from:   Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen … Continue reading

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Excerpt from: “Lost In Seattle”

  CHAPTER 12–THANKSGIVING *       *       * Wednesday morning ‘End The War’ protesters hold up traffic on my way to work, but I was here on time. It’s just a little after ten now and the day is crawling, slowed by … Continue reading

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