Tag Archives: truth

It’s never really over

E.E. Cummings canvas over my writing desk                                Photo: Catherine Keefe i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) I first met … Continue reading

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Go deep

Your generation needs your voice, but swimming in the shallows of written expression will get you nothing but a handful of rocks.                        Sugar Pine Point, Lake Tahoe     … Continue reading

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This is all true.

“Nomade, 2007” by Jaume Plensa, found in Des Moines Sculpture Garden, Iowa  Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe   Everyone asks why there can be no fiction in Composing Self. Exactly, I say. I say there’s enough to blow your mind in the … Continue reading

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Seasons

Summer officially cedes to autumn. Tans fade. Half squeezed sunscreen bottles coagulate with dried lotion and California sun dips on the horizon just enough to cast long shadows during my early evening hike. Yesterday a coyote shadow crossed the trail. … Continue reading

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What Happened When the Professor Went On a Field Trip

I lied all the time as a teenager. I told tales about where I was going, who I was going with, and what kinds of things I did while I was out of the house.  Somehow I rationalized all the … Continue reading

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