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Lori Witzel
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Sixteen
NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team, " The Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation ," 2015 Messier was spare in naming—16 on his list of “things not to be confused with comets.” I find M16 elegant, deadpan, a relief from the over- heated tales implicit...
NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team, "The Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation," 2015 Messier was spare in naming—16 on his list of “things not to be confused with comets.” I find M16 elegant, deadpan, a relief from t...
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Axial
Ramdas Ware, " Garden " The sky’s bleached from the heat; its radiance melts asphalt, making licorice ridges where the curb joins the edge of the road. The earth’s dipped a shoulder towards the star that keeps her in its thrall, and it’s the season when we ...
Ramdas Ware, "Garden" The sky’s bleached from the heat; its radiance melts asphalt, making licorice ridges where the curb joins the edge of the road. The earth’s dipped a shoulder towards the star that keeps her in its thrall...
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Underexposed
" Half length formal portrait of 'Uncle Moreau' [Omar ibn Said] ," ca. 1850 “Areas of a photo where information is lost due to extreme darkness are described as ‘ crushed blacks .’” I focus on things falling apart: oxidation making rusted lace of the side o...
"Half length formal portrait of 'Uncle Moreau' [Omar ibn Said]," ca. 1850 “Areas of a photo where information is lost due to extreme darkness are described as ‘crushed blacks.’” I focus on things falling apart: oxidation maki...
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Portico
Julie Hughes, " Old Bungalow ," 2014 Remnants of a lost language grace the front door, all Greek to our bungalow, whose stick-figure translation of an ancient temple entrance frames a way in—not to Old World gods, but to New World aspirations. Its proportio...
Julie Hughes, "Old Bungalow," 2014 Remnants of a lost language grace the front door, all Greek to our bungalow, whose stick-figure translation of an ancient temple entrance frames a way in—not to Old World gods, but to New Wo...
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Interior
Chocolatemedia, " Looking Back on History ," 2012 The surface may be smooth-laid, or toad-skinned from a mineral bloom, but that's not what most interests me— I need to see the space held within the embrace of walls and floor and ceiling. It's the interior ...
Chocolatemedia, "Looking Back on History," 2012 The surface may be smooth-laid, or toad-skinned from a mineral bloom, but that's not what most interests me— I need to see the space held within the embrace of walls and floor a...
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Weakness
Dbachman, " Nebra sky disk ," 2006 I give. Not up, not in, just out. It is transitory, this out-giving, like the life of the body, spent until I’m broke on complex exchanges of what matters—hope, love, the Krebs cycle, fuel for my mitochondria, desire, oxid...
Dbachman, "Nebra sky disk," 2006 I give. Not up, not in, just out. It is transitory, this out-giving, like the life of the body, spent until I’m broke on complex exchanges of what matters—hope, love, the Krebs cycle, fuel for...
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Realities
H. Pellikka, "A multi-colored view of a kaleidoscope," 2005 Yes, there’s more than one, like right when we’ve been carried downstream in a flood, or when a pigeon careens into the window next to my desk at work, leaving a smudge on the glass. After I stop t...
H. Pellikka, "A multi-colored view of a kaleidoscope," 2005 Yes, there’s more than one, like right when we’ve been carried downstream in a flood, or when a pigeon careens into the window next to my desk at work, leaving a smu...
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Toss
BlueRidgeKitties, " Corn Sections ," 2010 “[Beauty] is the obverse of longing’s coin.” —Chris Clarke, “ Beauty ,” 2008 Diné sing “in beauty may we walk,” hózhóogo naanéidaał doo , yet I sit still. Longing asks for stillness; a planchet of self held fixed, s...
BlueRidgeKitties, "Corn Sections," 2010 “[Beauty] is the obverse of longing’s coin.” —Chris Clarke, “Beauty,” 2008 Diné sing “in beauty may we walk,” hózhóogo naanéidaał doo, yet I sit still. Longing asks for stillness; a pla...
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Umbra
" Portrait of an African Slave Woman ," attributed to Annibale Carracci, fragment of a larger painting, ca. 1580s The darkest part of the shadow cast by a celestial body, and a root for umber, the color of earth, of melanin-blessed skin. A blessing, I call ...
"Portrait of an African Slave Woman," attributed to Annibale Carracci, fragment of a larger painting, ca. 1580s The darkest part of the shadow cast by a celestial body, and a root for umber, the color of earth, of melanin-ble...
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Façade
" The Sears Roebuck House in Urbanna, Virginia ," 2010 Every house I saw had them. An upright plane dividing the world from an interior; threshold where entry, exit are the only options left. One house hid windfall apples behind its back; another led me to ...
"The Sears Roebuck House in Urbanna, Virginia," 2010 Every house I saw had them. An upright plane dividing the world from an interior; threshold where entry, exit are the only options left. One house hid windfall apples behin...
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Interior
Chocolatemedia, " Looking Back on History ," 2012 The surface may be smooth-laid or toad-skinned from a mineral bloom, but that's not what most interests me— I need to see the space held within the embrace of walls and floor and ceiling. It's the interior w...
Chocolatemedia, "Looking Back on History," 2012 The surface may be smooth-laid or toad-skinned from a mineral bloom, but that's not what most interests me— I need to see the space held within the embrace of walls and floor an...
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Infill
Frank Vincentz, " Raddet ir-Roti Cart Ruts, Xemxija Heritage Trail in St. Paul's Bay, Malta ," 2014 The grid of streets is something like a game board; the houses, stones. Urban planners, eyes sore and reddened by the absinthe green wash from those fluoresc...
Frank Vincentz, "Raddet ir-Roti Cart Ruts, Xemxija Heritage Trail in St. Paul's Bay, Malta," 2014 The grid of streets is something like a game board; the houses, stones. Urban planners, eyes sore and reddened by the absinthe ...
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Surrounded by Making
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On the way out to Sylvan, at sunset, I'm on the lower deck of the Marquam bridge, leaving one snarl of freeway and approaching another. I ge

Ectomy
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Old tools are best for a job like this. Cold chisel and a hammer. I tap my belly one quick rap and it shatters like a dream of piggy banks:

Sleeping With The Moon
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Gathering the threads of what I am and amen't going to do for the rest of rolling eterne, or twenty years, or two: I shall eat vegetables tw

Fatigue
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It becomes more opaque, as time goes by: my eyes going milky white, and all the hard edges softening. The suffering so constant and overwhel

Spanning launches backup for OneDrive business users
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Just because your data is stored in the cloud is no reason to stop backing it up. While cloud service providers are responsible for making y

Reading Spanish
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Something shifted, a few months ago. I had been going on for years, reading a few pages of Spanish and adding two or three words every day t

This Little Boat Of Happiness
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This little boat of happiness has a gunwale rimed with salt; your lacerated hand will feel the prickle and the fault. The distiller has funn

Phalanx
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The third proximal phalanx of the hand runs from knuckle to knuckle of our most defiant finger: mine, some two inches long, I would like to

The Withering of Patience
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The withering of patience seems to be the theme of this year. I go back to pounding on one flat stone with a dusty fist. This, here, first.

Farewell to Winter and Misanthropy
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The morning light across her face almost chiaroscuro. I steal glances at her eating bacon: the muscles of her jaw change the contours of her

The Conditions of the Lease
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A deep breath. My ribs lift: I know that the muscles of my neck and back are hauling them upwards, but I've seldom been able to make that re

A Little Blaze Playing Like A Fish
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But I remind myself that I've always had a knack for fire, for blowing gently on a hatchling flame, patiently feeding it the scraps of leaf

Daylight Saving Time
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A poem for Kristi Wallace Knight Numbered days stub hard enough against the breathing soul, and when they take an hour away we stumble even

Using the Pareto Principle to Help Manage Cloud and SaaS Data Risk - Cor...
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The Pareto Principle is familiar to most people as the 80-20 rule. Applying Pareto Principle to the cloud can help an organization focus ris

What Does Not Happen
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Sometimes they fall asleep, their head cradled in the crook of your arm. Your hand flat on the sternum feels it rise and fall: the little ca

Steep
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So it's March, one of my traditional Good Months (the other is September.) Next week I will be 58 years old. Now, 58 is a bit of a snag numb

They Will Be Building
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This weird glimmer of Spring, and a wide horizon at the oddest times: the turn of a concrete stairway, a window from the inmost city, shows

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

Amaranth
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Sometimes to walk slowly, barefoot, on rough concrete, with the marks of the boards still on it, and to look up at moonish smear of brightne