Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Knife at Our Throats

The time has come to openly acknowledge that our democracy has been subverted. An article in Harvard Magazine (by economist Lawrence Lessig) suggests that nothing less than a Constitutional Convention is needed to set things right. I’m not holding my … Continue reading

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Poem: Every Hillside Cienega

Sitting at riverside, the setting sun backlights the boughs of the big cottonwood and the steady stream of cotton blowing downwind It gathers in windrows on the ground and distributes itself on the water What an adaptation! cotton everywhere nowhere … Continue reading

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Poem: “When You Stop”

When you stop to consider it (as opposed to just doing it) the amazing thing about fly-fishing (at least when you’re using flies that look like flies, as opposed to flies that look like fish) is that you’re using flies … Continue reading

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Poem: “And Counting”

Last night the yellow-breasted chats were chatting the beavers swimming and slapping the trout sipping and slurping and the full moon rising This morning the locusts are crackling the catalpa wilting my coffee I’m sipping 72 years and counting.

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Hell or Heaven

We are making Hell on Earth/When it could be Heaven/It’s in our hands,

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What is a peace-loving hummingbird to do?

200 feet away on the highway the cars fly by Meanwhile, on the porch ten feet from the feeder I watch the hummers come and go going after each other most of the time (mostly the males) tiny, exquisite and … Continue reading

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