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Thoughts on turtles

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
I have spent many summers observing turtles.  No other organism in my life has taken up more space in my thoughts or dreams.  I have tracked the threatened Blanding’s turtle and endangered spotted turtle…

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Poetic origin stories

In recognition of National Poetry Month, I am asking fellow poets to tell their poetic origin stories – why is poetry your medium of choice, what inspires your brain, where do you write best, do you live to write or … Continue reading

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Being here in the clear

I’m sitting here in my chair and am amazed by the utter silence on this Saturday afternoon.  Save for my fingers typing over the keypad, there is but a distant bird whistle and dog bark echoing in the background.  Nothing … Continue reading

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Thoughts on turtles

I have spent many summers observing turtles.  No other organism in my life has taken up more space in my thoughts or dreams.  I have tracked the threatened Blanding’s turtle and endangered spotted turtle through the marshes near Chicago, Illinois … Continue reading

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