Category Archives: NaPoWriMo ~ 2013

1964 [ Change | Restlessness ]

[4] We are moving again. [64] Point Reyes: Dad’s in the law enforcement phase of his National Park Service career. It’s an unhappy time, but we have Heidi now. She’ll be our only family dog. I’m oblivious. I’ll be four; … Continue reading

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Sustenance

“Sustenance” is under consideration at one of my favorite literary journals! When it is published, I hope to re-post the poem here. ~*~ Andrew Shattuck McBride NaPoWriMo ~ 2013 | My Day 18 April 30, 2013

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1982 [ Running | Preparing Exile ]

[22] In December I graduate from college, receive my B.A. in Political Science. Unknowingly, I’ve prepared myself for a running leap into unemployment. [82] My mistakes are catching up: I’m an emotional and psychological wreck. The highlight of my year … Continue reading

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1978 [ Mistakes / Fall | College ]

[18] The toughest year. Until November I’m a minor. This mitigates my mistakes. I want to say I’m sorry. [78] In the fall (after my fall) I’m off to college: the University of Hawai‛i at Manoa. I’m relieved to be … Continue reading

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1976 [ Selective Service | Love / Bicentennial ]

[16] My 16th birthday: Dad drives me to the Post Office to sign my Selective Service documents. [76] I sign; I’m an American man, love my country. It’s the law & an act of faith & love. While “The Star-Spangled … Continue reading

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1985 [ The Navy | Two Navy Men ]

[25] I called & woke Dad, told him through his astonishment I had joined the Navy would be a Sailor, too — as he had been once. [85] It was unlike me: in high school & college, (after the Vietnam … Continue reading

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“No more hurting people. Peace.”

for Martin Richard A bomb blast. The moment passes into another bomb blast. The volume & incongruity of bomb blasts stuns. These are eye-popping: the cotton-flame billow of explosions, the char & carnage, torn off limbs & bone shards, the … Continue reading

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