Monthly Archives: August 2011

Birthday letter to an old friend

“I was born in ’69, ma’am. I was born in ’69.” Dearest, I mildly remember Watergate, and when someone gifted Ronald Reagan with a white Arabian stallion.  I was furious.  The explosion of the Challenger and of Mt. St. Helens.  And … Continue reading

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Before a birthday

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body … Continue reading

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