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The Jaguar

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The Jaguar
Ursula K. Le Guin

the ghost of a jaguar walks through the fence
the jaguar is our freedom Continue reading

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Guest post via Ursula K. Le Guin: “The Wall” by Anita Endrezze

Anita Endrezze

Build a wall of saguaros,
butterflies, and bones
of those who perished
in the desert. Continue reading

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A thanksgiving

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

A thanksgiving
Poetry by Ursula K. Le Guin Continue reading

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Health Update

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

I’m sorry about not keeping up my blog posts, but everything got interrupted for me this summer when my congenital heart murmur (leaky valve) finally began to exact its toll. I spent a few days in hospital, have been home now for three weeks. Doing fine but not doing very much — and that looks to be the way it will be for a while… Continue reading

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Fifteen years and a day after

I tried not to think about 9/11 yesterday. It’s not that it isn’t important. In fact there are those moments in your life when you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when something powerful occurred. A … Continue reading

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Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

I chose Robinson Jeffers’ “Hurt Hawks” because it always makes me cry. I’ve never yet got through the last lines without choking up. Jeffers is an uneven poet, and this is an uneven pair of poems, intemperate and unreasonable. Jeffers casts off humanity too easily. But he was himself a kind of maimed, hurt hawk, and his identification with the birds is true compassion. He builds pain unendurably so that we can know release. –UKL Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: An Unfinished Education

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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The Music of the Spheres

At 4:31 AM, January 17, 1994, a previously unknown blind thrust fault under the San Fernando Valley near the town of Northridge ruptured. About twenty seconds later, much of western and northwestern Los Angeles suburbia lay in ruins. Even in … Continue reading

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Call for Poetry

I’ve started a journal of LaTex poetry. I’m not real sure what LaTex poetry is. Free verse using LaTex tags, epic tales of conquering the steep slope of LaTex learning, jokey odes to floating tables, or maybe even observations on … Continue reading

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My First Computer: Osborne I

Malheur Maar - Photo by Vonda N. McIntyre

My First Computer by Vonda N. McIntyre I’ve already written a bit about the Osborne I, a tan-case machine with a four-digit serial number, my first personal computer, without which I would never have been able to finish The Entropy … Continue reading

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