Monthly Archives: May 2016

Learning Late

I’m fascinated by learning, and the ways we learn. It has always seemed to me that there are three main ways to learn – by example, by experience, and by explanation. Example comes first – when we are babies, all … Continue reading

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Staying and Going

Entre irse y quedarse Entre irse y quedarse duda el día, enamorado de su transparencia. La tarde circular es ya bahía: en su quieto vaivén se mece el mundo. Todo es visible y todo es elusivo, todo está cerca y … Continue reading

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Seeking Some Perspective

I’ve been struggling a bit for the last few days. Nothing major, just feeling a little scattered. Not as on top of things as I would like. The thing is, and this is hardly news, sometimes it’s hard being an … Continue reading

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The Story-Teller

The Story-Teller He talked, and as he talked Wallpaper came alive; Suddenly ghosts walked, And four doors were five; Calendars ran backward, And maps had mouths; Ships went tackward In a great drowse; Trains climbed trees, And soon dripped down … Continue reading

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Instead of About

If you’ve poked around here at all, you might have noticed that there’s not much on my About page. In part, this is because it’s hard to know what to say about me that hasn’t already been said. Works in … Continue reading

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Your Brain is Playing Tricks on You

When I was in graduate school, I took a course in urban geography, and one of the texts that we read was a book called City of Plagues: Disease, Poverty, and Deviance in San Francisco by Susan Craddock. In the … Continue reading

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May 12

      34 Dedicado al undécimo aniversario del «Aula de Poesía de Barcelona», 12 de mayo de 2001. ¿Qué es un doce de mayo, para la Poesía? ¿Qué ritmos, qué efluvios,… qué vientos nacen en esta fiesta levantada con … Continue reading

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Reflections from A to Z

The first place I learned about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge was at the WriteOnSisters blog, and initially I was confused. In retrospect, I’m not sure exactly why I was confused, but it didn’t take me too long … Continue reading

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May Rain

LLUVIA EN MAYO ¡Cuán hermosa tú, la desvelada! Te lleva y te moldea dulce viento encima de jardines y de estatuas. Tu cuerpo es el de Venus en la orilla eternamente mar dentro del alba. Acude siempre a mí, séme … Continue reading

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All things seem possible in May*

  So as I mentioned little over a month ago, somewhere around March 21, I decided that the thing to do for April was to make myself completely crazy, and in the course of one day, I committed to doing … Continue reading

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