Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bamboozled

Writers’ Trigger: I really like this Art Deco sculpture on the east side of Park Lane just south of Marble Arch. I need to look again and see if I can find the sculptor’s name. How well he/she captured the … Continue reading

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Keeping a Civil Tongue

Writers’ Trigger:  I would if I could, but I can’t.”  Excuses. We all make them. Those who were foolish enough to make New Year’s Resolutions, have probably already broken them. No doubt they have excuses. brainstorm a list of excuses … Continue reading

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Praying to the Rain God

In “Looking for a Rain God” by Bessie Head, a desperate farmer sacrifices his two young daughters to the Rain God. Quoting from the book: “The subtle story of strain and starvation and breakdown was inadmissible evidence at court; but … Continue reading

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At Heart

Writer’s Trigger: “Father’s Old Blue Cardigan” by Anne Carson is one of my favorite poems. I give you just three lines which are particularly evocative for me. Notice the repetition of words, the parallelism, and the movement from the cardigan, to … Continue reading

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Advanced Directives

Writers’ Trigger: The following quote is from “Savannah Eclipse” by Pauline Melville. “Her father had died two years earlier. His bones hung in a gaily beaded and feathered basket from one of the rafters. She took them down. His spirit, … Continue reading

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