Monthly Archives: April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 ~ Final Thoughts

I’m delighted that I participated in NaPoWriMo 2014. It’s my third year in a row. I followed the NaPoWriMo prompts one year. That year I found the prompts to be interesting and challenging; I definitely stretched my capabilities as a … Continue reading

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I Reflect on Padden Creek Estuary

On some maps “estuary,” on others “lagoon.” Isn’t this where the conflicts begin, in maps and language, semantics and word choice? Isn’t this where the warring begins, in denial of common waters and sacred ground, as if water and land … Continue reading

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Cat, Padden Creek Trail

Shouldn’t you be inside, napping? Scratching the furniture or carpet, climbing the drapes, trashing the mini-blinds? Asking for catnip and treats? You, with the pale gray and white fur, the vaguely Saimese markings: you’re a domesticated short-hair cat. Housecat, as … Continue reading

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Please consider following this blog

Dear followers, thank you so much for following and reading my blog. Are you following this wonderful blog? It is delightful, colorful, and from a talented poet, writer, and teacher. Follow and read here. Blessings to all, Andy

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Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Winners

Read about the 2014 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest winners here. I am honored and thrilled to find my name in the list of winners, and of a Walk Award! Wow! My poem is titled “I Love My City in … Continue reading

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¡Viva Padden Creek!

1. ¡Viva Padden Creek! — a line in a response to one of my blog posts — reminds me of Viva Zapata scratched into what was briefly wet concrete close to where a trail spur meets the bend of Donovan … Continue reading

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Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Padden Creek

After Sarah Butler 1. Padden Creek was once unnamed. 2. Padden Creek is alive. 3. Padden Creek longs for the sea, negotiates without end with the sea. 4. Padden Creek shouts in falls and short rapids, speaks in narrow muscular … Continue reading

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