Category Archives: Family

Light Years Ago

What follows is the beginning of a lecture I presented in February 2014, at the Graves Lecture Series at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. It is entitled, “Poemhenge: Poetry on the Rocks,” and you can view the lecture at … Continue reading

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Wedding Speech

Two weeks ago, my step-daughter, Shelley, was married. My wedding speech went something like this: There’s a movie I like called When Harry Met Sally. And in this old movie, a love story, actually, there’s a scene where Harry says … Continue reading

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A Warm Language

My mother and I had a secret. The thought of it breathed life into Mondays during fifth-grade arithmetic with Mrs. Smith. Its mid-week approach helped me endure sticky-finger Wednesdays and the glue-fest, art class fiascos with Mrs. Puffer. And come … Continue reading

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