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Lori Witzel
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Lives in Cedar Park, TX
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Plea
Dan Slee, " Child walking alone on a beach ," 2010 I remember walking along Virginia Beach under a low gray sky, feeling loneliness as vividly as only a child can feel it—piercing, long as the shore, empty as the wet sand where I walked. I’m sure my family ...
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Confession
Penzai on a mural in the Tang Dynasty tomb of Prince Li Xian, 706 CE “The first highly prized trees are believed to have been collected in the wild and were full of twists, knots, and deformities. These were seen as sacred, of no practical profane value for...
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Spoons
David Clarke, " Blow, " 2014, pewter and spoons 1. As if it were an outstretched arm & cupped hand, made fine as any by Hilliard: carved rock crystal , gold shaped to bear an unborn sea to pale lips. That faint sound, the rustle and shush of watered silk; a...
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Erosion
Photo by Blackland , 2014 The land-shaper here is always water, whether we’re in drought or not. Paths are scoured, or washed away when it steps down from the sky. We’re too far from an ocean for any maritime god to lay a claim—when land’s reshaped around u...
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Listening
Aphrodite Anadyomene , Fresco from Pompeii, Casa di Venus, 1st century AD, photo by Stephen Haynes An ancient seabed made these hills, where the only things rich and strange are the whistle and percolation of bats bubbling up at dusk, pouring out from a cav...
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Speaking in tongues
Mt. Hood Wilderness Near Ramona Falls I went downhill then up the cinder cone past quiescent Doug-fir, out of breath now, heart beating loud enough to drown out the flame- lit prayers of some Mexican men possessed by the spirit on so early a Sunday in these...
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Salsola tragus , Forest & Kim Starr via Wikimedia Commons Just the one: not a saltimbanque family like Picasso portrayed; neither an animal nor mineral, but isolated, vegetable. You go rounding off down the road, diaspore with a thousand fingers all splayed...
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Amnesia
Brocken Inaglory, " Fossils in a beach wall ," 2007 Like a beach wall that’s sun-struck, then chilled, then baked by the sun again, I’m spalling. All my memories – (sedimentary, additive, a soft entombment of all those drifting everythings that slowly settl...
Brocken Inaglory, "Fossils in a beach wall," 2007 Like a beach wall that’s sun-struck, then chilled, then baked by the sun again, I’m spalling. All my memories – (sedimentary, additive, a soft entombment of all those drifting...
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Coscinomancy
" Heart and its blood vessels, " by Leonardo da Vinci “…when the young woman, the sorceress, took in hand some of the tarn water and spake over it words not to be understood, the fishes lifted their heads and stood up on the instant like men…” From “ The Bo...
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Three-in-One
"The Line Cook," photo (manipulated) by staxnet , 2009 For flavor, not heat—the line cook calls on his holy trinity: hands dance their two-step with knives, kitchen mumblety-peg that’s left fine scars next to the burn marks and tattoos. This one’s God the F...
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Restorations
Edgar Degas, " Dancers Practicing at the Barre " Elsewhere, there’s a painting set on a conservator’s stand. It waits for the touch of a blue nitrile glove, for her gaze under the light. In another place, two dancers at the barre embody and contradict that ...
Edgar Degas, "Dancers Practicing at the Barre" Elsewhere, there’s a painting set on a conservator’s stand. It waits for the touch of a blue nitrile glove, for her gaze under the light. In another place, two dancers at the bar...
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Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away... I had what I thought at the time was the greatest job in the world. The work was interesting and challenging, and I was learning something new every d...
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A Shift Of Dreams
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A lithe old woman holds a squirming boy while she adroitly eats a piece of buttered toast, and her white cotton sweater survives it all, wea

Una Llovizna Fina
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Una llovizna fina, una claridad que se cola por las rendijas de las nubes: y la mañana vacila en el umbral, el día que teme nacer -- And I,

For The Box
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After all, you rise from the sleeping bag, and wash your face in the stream: the sky a long unraveling skein of high white cloud, and the da

At The End by Tom Montag
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It doesn't matter. None of it matters. When the sun collapses and the universe falls back upon itself, we will not have gotten away enough t

What This Year’s Super Bowl and Cloud Data Protection Have in Common - C...
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What do the teams competing in the Super Bowl and your cloud data protection have in common? They all need a strong defense.

Imbolc
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The lamb in the womb, the milk in the teat: three Brigids healing wounds and writing verse and beating out the shoe on the anvil -- Luck? Th

New Haven
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When someone complained to William Morris that his long, bench-like, medieval-inspired settle, though beautiful, was not actually very comfo

Braiding in the Dark
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I'm finding odd success with a simplistic shift of mask: when I'm tempted to shirk or procrastinate, I say to myself, "I'm not the person wh

Attention: Don't Pay Any Attention to Me; I'm Growing
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The other night in kung fu when I switched partners to work with one of my sihings (senior brothers), he asked, “So what are you working on?

Children To The Last
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Full moon, filling up the house with light, and unexpected news before bed: so I'm awake, tip-tapping at my keyboard, listening to my tinnit

Doing My Job
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Tom has his house to mind, and Goldberry is waiting. The rain has stopped, and the firs stand absolutely still against the sky. Cars and tru

Fear and the Art of Denial
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Editor’s note: Contains profanity. On Saturday I went to kung fu at a spin class at East Communities YMCA because I was feeling like a lard-

Beginnings and Endings
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Face to face with all my failings and disabilities. I am slow, and deaf, and no longer young. I think too much and take too few risks. There

More Cheerful Curtains
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When the dead arise, I think it's possible that for a long time they don't understand they have been dead; that they pick uncertainly at the

Morning Walk
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A glorious walk this morning, the full moon lighting a sheath of cloud as it fell westwards, Venus rising huge and strangely yellow in the e

The Pleasant Country
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A flare when we close our eyes, felt but not seen, the soft plump of a transformer blowing in the middle distance: a fire behind us, some ch

mole
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Taking and Sending Crescent moon, high above the fog. Streetlights make spines of light that poke through the leaves. A huge young woman, on

Invincible Summer
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You can still see Vega over the garage roof, even in early December, when the Winter King is laboring up the eastern sky, leaning on his sti

Model for a Day
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Emily: I have had my fair share of body image issues. Like my mom, I struggled with anorexia for a few years as a teenager, and for years af

The Middlewesterner
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The Middlewesterner. Exploring the heart of the country; or, as Nancy Besonen has said, "Tom Montag is defining the character of the Midwest