Category: Ponderings

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The Neighbor with the Upside Down Flag

We have a neighbor who displays a magnet of an American flag on the side of his mailbox. He’s had it upside down (a signal of distress) for the past several months with one date written on it in black marker: 1-6-2021. January 6, 2021, the date of the Capitol insurrection and riot. I look at it every time I return home into our … Read More The Neighbor with the Upside Down Flag

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Wolf Ear: A Free Write (Poetry)

Wolf Ear We have the wolf by the ear and we mean to keep it.It is not our error, it’s theirs–we see clearly in our broken mirror. They who so callously rejoice to higher concepts than they think we possessWe who hold all the answers with our rod and staff, we ignite the stars and drown them! We are like two weights in the … Read More Wolf Ear: A Free Write (Poetry)

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Life Lessons/Semi-Sage Wisdom: “Stay in Your Lane”

I celebrated my birthday recently and had some time to reflect as I turned 300. I rung in the day on Saturn, skating on the rings, listening to oldies while I broke 70k in my novel (almost to the finish line!). Three hundred is old, you say? Not for a Time Lord (or Time Lady, as it were). “Stay in your lane” is a … Read More Life Lessons/Semi-Sage Wisdom: “Stay in Your Lane”