Monthly Archives: May 2013

Heat Island

I walk out for a chocolate bar Hot  Ninety if there was shade The kind of heat that pushes you like an animal On concrete benches, four women talk about fish In the middle of a parking lot Heat island … Continue reading

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The Hissing of Summer Air Conditioners

My relationship with air conditioning is ambivalent.  I grew up in Minnesota, and my parents didn’t get AC put into the house until I had graduated and was “away” at college.  Consequently, I endured many hot, sticky nights with the … Continue reading

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Castle Craig: Whatever goes up, must come down. Fast!

As a practicing bicyclist, I dislike climbing.  I’m not a racer, and the cols of the Tour de France do not call my name.  I like drifting along, enjoying the scenery. Nonetheless, I decided yesterday to take a little hike … Continue reading

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A Windy Century/Acceptance, Part I(?)

  I’ve been getting bad about posting lately; this one has been sitting in my queue for a couple of weeks now.  I originally intended it to be the first part of a longer thought which I now recognize may … Continue reading

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