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It’s windy in California.  The dangerous winds of autumn.  The leaves of the trees are starting to turn color while the grass dries.  The rains of winter haven’t touched the hills in seven months.  The air is dry.  Years of … Continue reading

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The year is shifting.  The last couple of months I’ve been focusing much of my time on woodworking projects and have been largely ignoring my writing.  Heather and I have also been doing a little extra traveling.  It’s great to … Continue reading

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The Blue Man

I called him the blue man. It was in 1988 on a Sunday afternoon as I crawled through heavy traffic on highway 205 through Tracy that I saw him.  I wrote a poem about him.  Once I showed that poem … Continue reading

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Home and family, hearth and health, joy and contentment. Smoke on the horizon, fear on the wing as acrid fumes descend. The world splits into confusion. Blacken sky alight as winds rush down the hillside. Running before the wind the … Continue reading

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