Category Archives: Authors

We will all miss you Mr. Pete

Petey died peacefully in my lap this morning in the company of his loving veterinarian. He was almost 18 years old. Even in the past few days, as he seemed to age a lifetime all at once and his medications … Continue reading

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More Trying Montana – The Last Caboose

Here is another piece of Trying Montana, the book I never wrote about the time we spent living in the mountains. This particular essay was the first of the things I wrote after we moved north, and I suppose would … Continue reading

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More Trying Montana — The Day of The Chickens

Here is another part of Trying Montana, the phantom book I never wrote about the time we spent living in the mountains. The Day of the Chickens I was on the telephone, trying to explain about the chickens and about … Continue reading

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Trying Montana—A House With A Name, A Phantom Book

My blog post yesterday entitled The Code of the West, and its reference to the book I never wrote about our time living in Montana, generated some contact from folks who liked what they read. Thanks to all y’all for … Continue reading

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The Catalog of the Lost — The Boy and the Beach

Over the years I have lost things that meant a lot to me, and after hope faded despaired of their recovery. Eventually I think of them less frequently, like old lovers, or the summers of my childhood. The catalog of … Continue reading

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Writers By Name, and Cats

I’m thinking about writers tonight, while outside a huge thunderstorm makes me glad I’m now home snug and dry. The thinking about writers thing is because of an architect friend who I saw earlier this evening. I feel smarter in … Continue reading

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On Writing, And A Recent Poem

One of the first lessons I learned about writing, like an ancient Talmudic dictum or Zen koan that continues to reveal its truth over time, may seem a contradiction. It is summed up in these two statements, which I call … Continue reading

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