from vox by nicholson baker

 

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“Sometimes I think of myself up in a satellite, and I’m looking down at America, or anywhere, really, but I usually imagine America, and all these little lights are blinking on and off, and each one represents a woman’s orgasm. That’s what ‘simultaneous orgasm’ really should mean – the awareness of of all those women’s orgasms simultaneously going on. Maybe the women who are reading while they come create a sightly different flare of  infrared color than the ones who are imagining something or coming in their sleep. I see them all.” – Nicholson Baker

 

photo credit: lovethesepics.com

 

 

the peace of wild things by wendell berry

 

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When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief.  I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light.  For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.  – Wendell Berry

 

I stopped trying to write nature poetry after receiving this poem as a gift.  What was left to say, how could it be said any better?

 

photo credit: seagrant.wisc.edu

tuesday the 7th

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I worked ten years designing a small magazine and never considered myself an artist.  And I suspect it will take me as long, if not longer, to consider myself a writer.  But here I am, peddling my wares, my stories, a virgin blogger, curious and compelled to add my voice to a world that can’t stop talking.  I’m not at all sure what I will blog about (and I really hate the word blog – too much like blah, blah – probably for a reason), but please come back for poetry, a short story perhaps, musings, memoir.  I encourage you to write, to put your thoughts to paper, real thoughts, no hash tag snippets or insta-anything, but real words in complete sentences, for that is what led me, at least, to clarity and understanding.

Please take a look at a new, erotic fiction anthology, put together by New Urge, which includes an excerpt from my upcoming novella, The near Transformation of Claire. It is an exceptional cast of women writers and I am honored to be a part of this mix.

 

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