the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

Prepare for Takeoff

Air-travel has been on my mind this week, likely as a result of the United Passenger whose limp body was...

The Struggle

I’ve struggled all my life. It’s just in my bones. As far back as I can recall, my flesh has...

Kiss and Hug

An unprecedented event happened this week. My son, who has long demanded the extended kiss-and-hug goodbye as I drop him...

Close

I have a confession to make. It’s one of those confessions that if I heard it in my first year...

Some

April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, this poet has compiled some alternative poetry for your enjoyment. Some visual poetry...

Keep Listening

We get bad news in funny ways in today’s hyper-connected world. Friday’s email came via paperless post from the family...

Broken

Welcome to many a dinner-table conversation. Mir: “You’ve got some food on your face.” Me: “Oh, here?” “No.” “Here?” “No.”...

The Fear of Forever

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual book fair stretched before me: a dozen aisles of small presses...

Hot Dogs and Birdie Kisses

We pay attention when our four-year-old mentions details about his dreams. This is, in part, because when he was three,...

Here and Now

Have you heard of this new flotation therapy? I heard about it from a friend at a meeting last week....

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