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Teacher. Enthusiasms: Teaching; Literature; Philosophy; Fly fishing; Bob Dylan; Phillip Dick, Jazz; Art.  Pretty much in that order.  Work history:  Leaf raker, lawn mower, gas pumper, floor mopper, pot scrubber, ranch hand, auto assemblyline worker, library shelver, sexton, administrative assistant, camp counselor, liquor distributor delivery man, school bus driver, woodworker, small business proprietor, writer, teacher (university, community college, public high school, parochial girls' day school, girls' boarding school).

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  • 10

    poem: deer

    4 years ago

    Deer leave their forest security To emerge into the clearing Of an abandoned orchard Of neglected apple trees. They gather to enjoy the apples No longer collected by people. Perhaps also the clearing Is a holiday of...

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    Emily Dickinson: A Certain Slant of Light: Essay

    3 years ago

    There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons-- That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes-- Heavenly Hurt, it gives us-- We can find no scar, But internal difference, Where the Meanings, are-- ...

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    poem: turning sixty

    3 years ago

      Turning Sixty     It’s like riding the late train, Lights flashing on and off As the car clatters and sways, Waiting for the unimaginable last stop.     ...

  • 25

    Momones: a fruit memoir

    5 years ago

    Some fruits are worth climbing trees to enjoy. A fruit from my childhood that is not widely known in the United States but is considered a delicacy in the tropical regions of Colombia and Venezuela are called momones. ...

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    Rev. Jim Jones and the People's Temple: A Memoir

    3 years ago

    The day I met the infamous Rev. Jim Jones, he was wearing semi-opaque sunglasses and a black shirt, and he was being trailed by a half dozen or so teen-aged young men. They piled out of a wine-colored van that was...

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    Farmington River Brown Trout fishing

    3 years ago

    This brown trout was caught August 31st, 2007 at 4 pm in Halford's pool on the Farmington River, Connecticut on a number 18 curved, barbless hook emerger on a moderate retrieve. I typically fish with a 2 weight Sage...

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    The benefits & advantages of single sex schools

    2 years ago

    Here are few paragraphs on what I’ve learned about girls’ schools after having taught in two for a total of eighteen years. The first was a Roman Catholic day school in the Midwest, and I am currently...

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    Magdalena River Fishing Memoir

    2 years ago

    One of my favorite memories as a child was fishing on a tributary of the Magdalena River in Colombia, South America. The Magdalena is the primary river that flows from the south of Colombia and the Amazon to the coast...

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    misty of chincoteague

    3 years ago

    This is the real, actual stuffed Misty of Chincoteague and her daughter, following those are real live ponies on the island and finally are three shots of the island from the mainland, one on a sunny day and two on a...

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    Poem: The Forest

    2 years ago

    The Forest The loggers leave a path: mud streaks, hewn branches, stumps, scarred trees, boulders askew- marks left as if a titan has been dragged screaming through the forest. The formerly peaceful walk ...

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