Monthly Archives: August 2012

Where I’ve Been Instead

Today I was scheduled to be in New Orleans, for the grand opening of the newly relocated Family Justice Center there, planned to coincide with the 7 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the five-year anniversary of the creation of … Continue reading

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Reading, Counting, Walking, Sliding

I did a lot of reading today, many books, over and over.  I read The Runaway Bunny, Spot Loves His Friends, Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants, Let’s Dance, Little Pookie, Goodnight Moon and B is for Bear.  I counted 12 “aminals” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Obsession and Being On the Road Again

Vermont last week, Chicago now, New Orleans next week, D.C. the week after.  My goodness, you’d think I was working again, which I am, though I try to tell myself that consulting jobs that add up to 10 or so … Continue reading

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Hill Fog Haiku

            Hill fog horizon Blurring trees, hay fields, sky clouds Summer turning off.

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“Nothing like a few elegies to get a party going,” Matthew Dickman said, to begin his poetry reading, which was the opening reading of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference.  I’m here to immerse myself in the … Continue reading

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Haiku Habit

For quite a while in my last year as the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, I wrote a haiku every day and posted it on this blog.  My thinking at the time was that … Continue reading

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The Shore

I grew up on the South Shore of Boston, in Scituate, a lovely town on the ocean with an excellent harbor and numerous sandy beaches.  We occasionally went to Cape Cod when I was young (I had an aunt who … Continue reading

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