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Water Mask (The Alaska Literary Series)

In Water Mask, Monica Devine skis woodland trails with her baby on her back, navigates sea ice with Beaufort Sea whalers and whirls two thousand feet above the tundra with a rookie bush pilot. She negotiates the death of her father, and the near loss of her family's cabin on the Copper River. Reflections on family, place, memory, work, perception and art are woven into a seductive a land that both beguiles and rejects.

Walking Home

Deer Dancer by M.R. Chochita Today on my morning outing, I made a concentrated effort to walk slowly and pay attention to my footfalls, breathing in...heel to toe, breathing out...stepping ...
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Delicious Autumn

Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth, seeking the successive autumns. -George Eliot   The colors ...
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In Adoration of Art

"Sirens of Rutino" by Adrian Arleo I'm at the halfway point of my month-long stay on Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The landscape is stunning and ever-changing and the ...
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I am a Dweller on the Threshold

It has taken four days to settle, to draw inward   for a month-long stay at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico  to compose stories...write this life....and  it has taken four whole days, just ...
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The Girls of 1019 S. Main Street Have Turned 60

RANDOM NOTES ON A COLLEGE GIRL'S REUNION   How I met Suse for the first time:  We were sitting on the floor of the dorm room, playing guitar. I turned to Suse ...
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No One Thing (a poem)

  No One Thing  I am searching for no one thing Nothing.   Not the next best thing Not the last great place. Oh, I peruse around for the best chocolate ...
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