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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Posts filed under Reading & Writing

Benjamin Waxes Poetic

My wife went through a large stack of papers and projects our son brought home at the end of first grade and found these poems he wrote. Heart Pump Pump Pump Mimry (memory?) in my heart Love love love I love my heart Mrs. Kenely (his 1st grade teacher) I like her I like her… (read more)

Writing an Amalgam

The young woman in “Sweeper’s Peepers” was an amalgam. Yes, on my last work trip I saw someone with very dark hair and blue eyes; there was a Subway employee sweeping the floor while I ate; and there was a woman who somewhat comically heard me wrong when I mentioned her eyes. Rather than write… (read more)

Sweeper’s Peepers

She uses short, quick motions to sweep the floor, ending each swipe with an upward flourish sure to send particles into the air. My sandwich and I don’t appreciate it, but the bits of dirt, about the right size for the spaces between boot treads, dutifully play along and allow themselves to be pushed into… (read more)