Tag Archives: Family

POEM: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day the shades are down though the day is overcast Josh White is singing “House Of The Rising Sun” warm vinyl suffusing the air with honey-scented blues one boy is on the couch napping cat above him the other … Continue reading

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Brothers who game together…

My sons are here this weekend. This morning they’re playing Terraria together.

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POEM: Christmas Eve, 2013

Christmas Eve, 2013 I’m sitting in my apartment, one lamp on, watching old episodes of Doctor Who, from the first year they made it in color. There’s nobody here but me, because the boys are at their grandmother’s house, and … Continue reading

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POEM: American Fool

American Fool It was the summer that John Cougar’s “Hurts So Good” owned the airwaves. I remember it was playing in Todd’s room when I got there. Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our family’s last stand in our home state before the final … Continue reading

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POEM: my first night in Japan

my first night in Japan (for the Inoue family) I slept for twenty-four hours at least that’s how I remember it happening then we had miso soup with tiny clams in the bottom of each wooden bowl we were seated … Continue reading

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Lincoln jailed my cousins

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which seems like a good time to mention that back during the Civil War, two of my cousins were jailed by Abraham Lincoln for sedition. You can read the entire story in the March 2006 … Continue reading

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