Category Archives: Life “After”

On Not Submitting

It’s an uncomfortable fact with me to be sure, but I haven’t submitted more than a handful of poems in the past several years. There are a couple of reasons for that, but there you are. Oh, I’ve been writing … Continue reading

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Entering L.A.? For Real?

Before I came out here, I thought Los Angeles was some imagined place that could not possibly exist. Oh, yes. It does. Sweet people in an often desperate setting. Never did I think I would wind up settling here;┬áLisa in … Continue reading

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I Might Well Move To Los Angeles After All

I didn’t want to say this. I didn’t want it to happen. However, my lawyer advises it seems clear my chances of staying in Canada long term have ended, so I’m in the process of taking a decision I did … Continue reading

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Returning to the First-Person Singular

I was working on my journal today, and found myself using the first-person singular. At first, it felt wrong. There was a name missing. It seemed Lisa was among the missing. Then something dawned on me: somebody else had been … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Raceway Videos, Featuring Bobby Allison

One year at MIS, I got a chance to talk with Bobby Allison at a meet-and-greet. We talked about Heidelberg, and he lit up like a candle. Judy did as well. Afterwards, Lisa said to me, “I think you guys … Continue reading

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Lisa, and Memory, and Easter, and Time

Lisa was not a believer in Christianity. Neither am I. I call myself “spiritual, not religious,” meaning I have certain beliefs but you don’t need to know except for select stories that seem to me particularly important, but aside from … Continue reading

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Even The Lawyer Against Gay Marriage Admits He’s Arguing Against the Tide

Today’s High Court arguments were very revealing, as we all knew they would. The mst surprising thing to me was when Charles Cooper, arguing in favor of California’s ban on gay marriage, said this. Now, folks, we know. Not just … Continue reading

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