Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lovers and thinkers…

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you. Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust. A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew, A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost. — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Two adjusting gringos

Every once and a while I have to look out the high-rising windows of my downtown office, take a deep breath and say “This is my life now.” Each blue-glass building like a gate pole leading to different streets and … Continue reading

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Crazy train

What happens when a crotchety old man (who also has cancer and a walker) meets a Hispanic man sitting on the floor of a train car meets a big black woman who just wants to get to work in peace? … Continue reading

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Phoenix's foot fetish

I’ve had more conversations with strangers about my shoes than anywhere else on the planet. I’m pretty much the coolest. Some guy yelled “nice chucks!” even though the aren’t real chucks and some other guy originally from Portland asked me … Continue reading

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Bless my heart/ bless my soul/ I didn't think I'd make it to 22 years old

If Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday had a lovechild….

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Up from below

Meet my new sink pal. Our friendship was fairly quick, but I found him trying to nibble off a dirty knife in the sink and then go down the drain, so I caught him in an upturned duck glass and … Continue reading

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Eve Ensler: Dear Mr. Akin

“Here’s what I want you to do. I want you to close your eyes and imagine that you are on your bed or up against a wall or locked in a small suffocating space. Imagine being tied up there and … Continue reading

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Gum … or new friends?

I’ve been going through poems the past week.5 and have noticed that many of them are twofers i.e. what in my mind for so long was one poem, is in fact two. The ease of splitting them is actually really … Continue reading

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All the wet metal

This morning, I woke up to mist and gorged condensation on my sliding door, the key hole outside, Pat’s sweater I’ve left drying for a few days that I’ll have to leave drying for a few more now. I must … Continue reading

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Things I'm learning about Arizona

1. Apparently when the light rail doors have closed and it’s still at the station and you’re late for work, all you have to do is push the yellow button instead of frantically waiving at the driver to let you … Continue reading

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