Monthly Archives: February 2012

Purgatorio

I confess to our Lord God, and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have a grievous fault: I believe in Purgatory. Not, mind you, in a Treasury of Merit, or in those pesky indulgences, but in Purgatory. Those … Continue reading

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Disposed

Well, my grand scheme came to naught. I returned home yesterday in a fog of cough medicine. Nothing worked as I thought it would, though much of it was simply better. All in all, it was an adventure, and it … Continue reading

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Waiting, Waiting

So, it’s a two hour delay. Outstanding…

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‘Can’t Stop Moving’

On the way to O’Hare to catch that plane. That is a most delightful turn, ‘catch a plane’, as though I have to wait in a blind by the tarmac and patiently wait for an Airbus to come along in … Continue reading

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‘Every heart, every heart to love will come/But like a refugee’ – that gives me hope…

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A Ramble

My journey has not turned out the way I thought it would. So far it’s been better. I’m here in Chicago, pushing through five glasses of Glenlivet, listening to Leonard Cohen, thinking on my flight tomorrow to Seattle. The room … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts On Neruda

I once read a lot of Pablo Neruda’s poetry. That came to an end some time around 1998 when I read one of his odes to Stalin. It had the effect of making me reevaluate all of his poetry. I … Continue reading

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