Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Question of Race in Writing

I am listening to James Lee Burke’s Creole Belle as an audio book, and while i am more or less enjoying it so far, i am struck by a question that has been bugging. I first noticed it in my … Continue reading

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A Hymn, Yes a Hymn I Just Wrote

No, i didnt just find religion, or even god, but I am thinking about writing a story, and wanted an authentic, but original hymn to draw from ala Clyde Edgerton’s “Walking Across Egypt” (a great book, by the way).   … Continue reading

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NO POTATOES except sweet potatoes and yams are allowed.

To some people, they will already know exactly what this post is about. Until a few moments ago, I had no idea what that phrase meant or where it came from. On page 20 of the 23 page WIC guide … Continue reading

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A contemplation on life and the life of bugs ( yes, a poem)

And Thus Also the Bugs? The stubble grows every morning,So I shave itThe dishes I scrub every evening,To keep away bugs. The pantry I stock every week,To fend off hungerGroceries in, garbage out. The routine of my life,Monotonous details That … Continue reading

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Quiche, Low Carb and Delicious!

I stole from everybody I could find, and cobbled together the following recipe. Onions would improve it, but they add carbs. 1 1/4 cups flaxseed meal 1/4 cup almonds 1Tbs. splenda one extra large egg white, beaten until frothy 1 … Continue reading

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Tonight I Am Glad My Children Aren’t Black

No More Dead Kids! What do you tell your child? No matter their skin color. I am baffled. I thought this was gonna end. I thought we had come further, but maybe we havent. What does any parent tell their … Continue reading

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Its All the Lottery’s Fault (That Is to Say, If Wasn’t for the Lottery, I wouldn’t Have Thought of This)

About a year and a half ago, we moved from our lovely, cute, quaint, cozy little 1951 era house in downtown West Palm Beach, to a roomy house in the burbs (Greenacres) with a pool and a 2 car garage … Continue reading

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