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There is a Hole in the World.

              There is a hole in the world today—a wound that may heal with time but whose scar we will always bear.             Many years ago (more, certainly, than I would care to admit,) I left my home and my family and moved some 850…

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Of Sewage and Jerkfaces

I’ll be honest with you. I truly don’t know the last name of my next door neighbors. Still, as I plan to write this blog about them, I have to call them something…so I’ve settled on Mr. and Mrs. Jerkface…which, frankly, is fairly gracious of me. Over the 6-7 years…

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Love with Abandon.

My wife and I have had a few conversations with (4 year-old) Jacob lately about boundaries. He's always running over to strangers in the library, the grocery store, etc. and giving them a hug…and often a kiss (usually on the hand.) While most ladies find him sweet and charming and…

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Poetry Lab: Week Four

            This is our fourth Poetry Lab and the first time we focus on a single poem instead of the usual two. “Cordially Yours, Regards” from Pearl Dandy is a lengthier poem than most I have written and, honestly, is more of a rant than a…

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Poetry Lab: Week Three

            Greetings, all. For this Lab, we’ll take a look at Nautical Terms (and How Best to Love Them) and The Questions of Life Even the Dead Cannot Answer, both of which appear in my digital chapbook, “Pearl Dandy.” These poems face each other in the…

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Poetry Lab: Week Two

Today, we’ll take a look at two more pieces from Pearl Dandy, “Loretta” and “A Poem for Children.” Both pieces are a bit absurd and comedic. When I began to write poetry for what eventually became Pearl Dandy, I had gone quite a while without penning any poetry. For I…

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Poetry Lab: Week One

I sometimes think poetry is a mystic art. It is the conjuring of words and forms, meter and (sometimes) rhyme to transport—intellectually and emotionally if not, at times, spiritually—both poet and reader to another place where we can commune in some deeper understanding of one another. No matter the subject,…

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Buy Once, Share Often

I've spent the last few days bombarding social media with information about my two new chapbooks: "How The Story Ends" and "Pearl Dandy." The idea, of course, is to let as many people as I can know that a) these works exist, b) they're both reasonably priced (thanks to the…

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