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I’m Leaving the Country Today #mycamino

I’m leaving the country today. If I weren’t, I’d be marching in the city with other women in protest of the debacle that we all are bearing witness to. But I don’t want to talk about that. Today I am … Continue reading

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Will

Just before I heard you died just a moment before I heard you’d gone I’d been holding this worn copy of Beowulf and I’d laughed because Remember? how you loved Beowulf and I didn’t? Remember? how you could sit with … Continue reading

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Soggy in the Emerald City

I’ve been in Seattle since Saturday morning. It’s Tuesday morning, and it is miraculously not raining. For the first time since I’ve been here.  Here is proof. That’s blue sky you see just over the light rail streaking by. I … Continue reading

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I met Sam in the City

I met him in front of the Starbucks in San Francisco where my daughter works—the busiest one in the city, where tourists and sight seers wielding shopping bags and cameras and cell phones make up a snaking line that never … Continue reading

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To Philip’s Mother

You sent your son to college and three weeks later he is dead. You helped him pack and laughed about that night after the game and when he looked at you his young boy face appeared. He died with Greek … Continue reading

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