Monthly Archives: November 2018

The exemplary sentence

One of the few fears that can really grab hold of me, especially before a long plane ride or (as was currently the case) a time of enforced inactivity, is that I’ve read all the really good books. A book … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving misgivings?

  Talking around the table about the mixed message of Thanksgiving–my discomfort with the often phony-feeling professions of gratitude, and of course, what we did and do to native populations. A friend suggested that there should be a Jewish holiday– if … Continue reading

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A comic instead of a poem

Yesterday I posted Jordan Peterson’s rant on how he doesn’t believe the threat of climate change will bring us together to act for the good of the planet. In response, my son sent this comic, which I also believe: But … Continue reading

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Stuff Larry Sends

If you’ve never heard or seen Jordan Peterson, this is a reasonable intro:  

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For Veteran’s Day

If you want a good poem about war, you never have to look further than the Polish poets, who were invaded by someone every century. The End and the Beginning After every war someone has to clean up. Things won’t … Continue reading

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Election Day

I don’t write many overtly political poems, but this one seems to sum up my hopes and fears for today. Equivocal Activist It’s Friday. We pull out of the Paris climate accord and I get my hair cut as Aretha … Continue reading

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