Category Archives: Living Literarily

The reason we’re all here today; foundational perspectives on living literarily.

Joining the News Review: The Paper For, By and About Greenbelt

(Below is the introductory article I wrote as editor of the Greenbelt (Maryland) News Review. One of the main goals of this blog is to offer suggestions for, and offer examples of, how a someone could live a literary life. … Continue reading

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March Forth, Mr. Editor!

I have founded a holiday called March Forth. No, I didn’t misspell the word fourth. I mean for it to be a play on words, a pun. Long ago when our now adult children were little, I started celebrating March … Continue reading

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The Story of The Life Literary’s and the Daily Sentence’s Conception and Birth

August 28, 2009 Today I rushed to the Kennedy Center to get stuck there during a rain.  Black clouds sailed into view.  Lightning flashed.  The storm approached rapidly, but I made it ahead of the rain.  Naughty fellow, rushing away from … Continue reading

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The Idea River

Ideas strike.  Ideas infiltrate.  Ideas emerge. They also flow. Sometimes an idea flows into my brain, entering my awareness like a sweetly meandering river.  I admire the idea for a bit and think, “Wow, that’s great.  I’ll never forget it.”  … 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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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 Want to Found a New National Holiday

I want to start a new national holiday. I started it in my own family when our children were young. It is called March Forth and it’s a holiday based on a pun. Today is March Fourth but pun-wise it … Continue reading

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