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In August my lawn mower With each pass of the yard Stirs a cloud of insects A tufted titmouse couple I know Perch on the fence, bob heads and watch Then dive through the cloud Beaks stuffed with … Continue reading
I took my first walk in five days, after a long rain spell. The clouds still lingered, and the river was muddy and thick, and a north wind kept the mosquitoes at bay. On north windy days, you can hear … Continue reading
I tortured and raped slaves in Cuba in 1539 I transported African slaves in 1619 I sentenced John Punch to slavery in 1640 I burned revolting slaves in New York in 1712 I raped Sally Hemings in 1778 I brought … Continue reading
our father named us both Lark— the pastor at our baptism said ‘Lark songs delivered in flight’ and we shared an attic bed for eighty-three years long after Our Father and Our Mother had passed because their room was haunted … Continue reading
Great art shakes one to one’s core and leaves a scar. We call the scar memory. The documentary NOTFILM is one of those experiences. FILM, the only film written by Samuel Beckett, is the subject. Among many pleasures is hearing … Continue reading
Joe Buck: Welcome back to 60-game baseball! The league has taken every precaution, and America’s pastime is back. As you can see, I’m a one man show in this time of crisis. Top of the first, two on, with hitter … Continue reading
My fellow pale Americans, I am honored to be with you tonight, on this sacred July 3 holiday, you audience of thirty thousand people sitting below giants. Teddy Roosevelt, huge! Huge man! Huge and perfect and the best—well the best … Continue reading
I’ve been having vivid nap dreams for weeks, and today’s, when I woke up, made me exclaim, for in the dream, as I watched my friend Ken sort through old newspapers, his clipping scissors at the ready, in his plaid … Continue reading
Former Saturday Night Live actor Jay Pharoah was recently pulled over while jogging, by LA cops, as a suspect in a crime. Pharoah was let go after they Googled him, but. Given the state of this country, I have used … Continue reading