Archive for March, 2010

Spring Tanka

Coffee cup in hand I unbolt the garden door. Out bolts the cat, swift: gray tails swirl in the maple, gray wings clatter in cool air

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Buchenwald, May 15, 1945

This post is not about my memory, real or fictitious, but about my father’s indelible experience as one among the many soldiers in the U.S. Army ┬áin World War Two. My father was in the Third Army medical corps in World War Two. His unit was the first non-combat unit to arrive at the Buchenwald […]

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Alma pinta

Hoy Alma se decide por pintar. Frustrada, me dice, con sus fotos, mi sobrina toma pinceles. “Hay que encontrar la manera de plasmar las ideas de una manera mas directa,” dice. Yo le pregunto si es resultado de mi postrer advertencia, lo que a Don Pablo le complace llamar el “Ignochallenge.” Creo que se burla […]

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The IgnoChallenge

Today I challenge you to make your art not with theory and craft, but with heart and spontaneity. Let theory and craft take care of themselves–you’ve had your fill. NO more second hand muses. A hundir las manos en la masa. A poner los huevos sobre la mesa. Al carajo con tantos parches sobre remiendas–urdidme […]

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