Category Archives: Poetry/Fiction, Writing in General

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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Notes on Reading Aloud As a Resource in Revising: “Oh, It’s True. It’s Damn True.”

A dear friend e-mailed me recently, saying her students refuse to read their own work aloud, even in private, even just for themselves. I was amazed. You see, one of the things I always enjoyed most about writing has been … Continue reading

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Four Months To Go? Tops? We Shall See….

As of now, we have slightly less than four months until this ridiculous exclusion order’s lifted and I can finally return to Canada. That thought cheers me. Now, all I have to do is survive another 120 days more or … Continue reading

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Pacific Madness Update

I’ll be honest. After this long out here, anyone would be dying to just get the hell back home. That’s me. I wait for word from Canada, but the process is slow and that’s all there is to it. The … Continue reading

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Re: Aging, Surviving, Striving, and the End of 2012

Let’s just say that for myself, 2012 was a mirror image of the end of 2011. But I have learned certain things which might be helpful in future. First, sometimes you have to realize when certain things are simply no … Continue reading

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Life goes on….

To be certain, if you’re going to be exiled in the U.S., be in a place like this. I’ve been watching the weather back east with a bit of wonder, to be honest. I haven’t seen rain a handful of … Continue reading

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Further Notes on a Grim Anniversary

All you can do is try to survive, folks. Each of us have to define survival in our own way, but the fact of the matter is that when tragedy happens, all we can do is get back up in … Continue reading

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