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Nobody Here But Us Chickens.

For Paul and Renee. Happy birthday, twins. I am seeking. Because, you know, it’s fair to make me seek while the eighteen-year-old twins, Paul and Renee, and the four-year-old Jacob hide. Where is Josh? Reading a book, probably. Taking apart … Continue reading

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My life is pretty satisfying

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Pretenductivity

It’s that time of year again. Winter is awful and not over yet. Last year around this time, I wrote a post offering my kind advice for how to get through the rut one may feel this time of year. … Continue reading

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Getting Closer?

Not Getting Closer by Jack Gilbert, from Refusing Heaven, Knopf 2005 *** Walking in the dark streets of Seoul under the almost full moon. Lost for the last two hours. Finishing a loaf of bread and worried about the curfew. … Continue reading

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To All the Johns I’ve Loved

I know I should be writing about Korea, but I’ve been instead privately writing like crazy about something else– the manic and yet delicately emotional time between the end of my AmeriCorps assignment and my arrival in Korea. In just … Continue reading

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Korea Haiku

Yes, I know the Koreans despise all things Japanese with the exception of shabu shabu and Naruto. Regardless, my friends Melanie and Julia have taught me that working up a page of haiku is an amazing way to pass the … Continue reading

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I got you from the future…

Now Happy Birthday… from the PAST! April 26th, 1988 Dear Jacob, I think you’re stupid, mostly because every time I sing a song, you start singing it too even though I was singing it first. And, last week you said, … Continue reading

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