Author Archives: literarylee

About literarylee

I sling words for a living. Always have, always will. Some have been interesting and fun; most not. These days, I write the fun words early in the morning before the adults are up and make me eat my Cream of Wheat.

The Creator’s Whimsy

I’m sitting here on the subway enjoying watching the colorful and entertaining diversity of people around me: endless shades of color, variations of height, weight, hair, adornment (clothes, jewelry, bag), demeanor, probably religion and world view, and a whole lot more. … Continue reading

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A Literary Evangelist

Take a look at this article from the June 14 New York Times about the new Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith is the New Poet Laureate, in the June 14, 2017 New York Times. It’s an important yet not-political … Continue reading

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On the Edge of an Ancient Volcano – Travels in New Zealand

March 19, 2016, Top 10 Holiday Park, Akorora, New Zealand Early morning at the campground in Akaroa, New Zealand, so lovely. First the stars: still myriads visible at 6 am when only a faint glimmer of light in the east … Continue reading

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Write a Love Poem for Poetry Month

Here’s an essay by Garrison Keillor inviting folks to write a love poem for Poetry Month which is just around the corner in April. Take a look at the article if for no other reason but that it is not about … Continue reading

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Employee Review in Verse

A fact I have never disclosed in this blog is that I am a U.S. federal government employee. The agency that employs me requires us to produce employee reviews once a year. I think this is pretty standard practice in most businesses … Continue reading

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Morning Greeting

Hello dearie are you bleary maybe cheery on this happy morn? Coffee brewing eggies chewing hope renewing on a path well-worn? Sun is rising day apprising adventures surprising look! now being born. Washing, dressing, get a blessing, no more messing go with joy … Continue reading

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Create for Lent

When we create we exercise our personhood and express our very nature as the handiwork of the Creator. Lent is the forty day period leading to Holy Week and Pascha (Easter). Those who take advantage of Lent do certain things that … Continue reading

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I’d Never Write…

…if I waited for the perfect thing to write about and never risked offending anyone. I don’t know when this idea got planted in my brain but at some point I decided I shouldn’t, and didn’t want to, write personal, reflective posts in … Continue reading

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New Zealand Bound!

Just a week after getting back at it, writing this and that on these pages, the missus and me, well, we’re going to visit New Zealand. How could we spend three years in Australia and not take a couple weeks to … Continue reading

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Balloon-set Over Canberra

“Hey, look!”  As we were getting up from the table this morning I pointed out the window at the two hot-air balloons hovering high in the sky aways north. “Nice,” she said as we both, after an appreciative but brief … Continue reading

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