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Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. What might have been is an abstraction Remaining a perpetual possibility … Continue reading

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The Process Leading to a Fine Benediction

Students in each of my writing classes keep a blog for the semester, and my practice beginning this semester is to join them. (I’ve used a blog in the past to communicate with students but only last year began asking … Continue reading

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Fill an Ocean

Once, maybe 6 or 7 years ago, a therapist who was paying me well to help her sort through the general anxiety of life — okay, perhaps I was paying her — said, “What you don’t know about motives could … Continue reading

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Between the Covers

This post title may mislead. Apologies or rest assured, whichever suits. A few comments from friends expressed amazement from my last post that (a) I’ve kept journals for so long; and that (b) the writing must be profound. With the … Continue reading

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“Writing teaches writing…”

Bonnie Friedman, in her fine book Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life, writes, “Writing teaches writing.” Perhaps she’s not the first to pen this — but how often do we pen something entirely … Continue reading

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“Stop thinking, and end your problems”

Lao-Tzu, whose Tao te Ching influenced (and continues to influence) my perspective on living, reportedly inked this call to adventure in the 6th Century BCE. Never mind that there are dozens of translations of the Tao (I have my favorites) … Continue reading

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