Friday, August 21, 2015


…I had this story published the other day:
I actually wrote it a couple of years ago and so it was nice to find a home for it.

…Today I’m am heading to Canada.  To Galiano Island, specifically.
Next weekend is back to Portland.
Then the weekend after that Indianola.
Then the next weekend NYC.
I think I need to stay home more.

…Here are some things I like for this, or any other weekend:

This is the bird hour, peony blossoms falling bigger than wren hearts
On the cutting border’s railroad ties,
Sparrows and other feathery things
Homing from one hedge to the next,
                                                                           late May, gnat-floating evening.

Is love stronger than unlove?
                                                                Only the unloved know.
- Charles Wright

“Power is the ability to do good things for others.”  Brooke Astor

“What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.”  Charles Victor Cherbuliez

“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become.” James Lane Allen

"Destruction and darkness are easier in some ways because they are . . . the very stuff that gave us the desire to write. The stuff that gave us no other choice." Amanda Miska

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” Douglas MacArthur

“Love is the most important thing in the world.  But baseball is pretty good, too.” Yogi Berra

“One day is worth two tomorrows.” Ben Franklin

“Show them no fear, show them no pain.” Iron Maiden

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