Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Blind Poet Speaks

“Poetry is indispensable — if I only knew what for.” – Jean Cocteau Poetry intimidates me.  I simply don’t get it.  This makes me feel stupid.  I don’t need poetry to make me feel stupid.  I can do that on … Continue reading

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Calling Mary (A Valentine Story)

November, 2004 “Come on, man, call her,” Sloan says.  “She’s single, slender, no kids, good job, condo on the lake.”  He ticks off her attributes like options on a Mercedes.  Compared to her features, I feel like a used Plymouth.  … Continue reading

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Who is Donna Tripley and Why Is She Sending Me Emails?

I have listened to JAWS the screen-reader for sixteen years, way back to version 3.0.  With each upgrade (they’re up to #17 now) I immediately import Dictionary Manager.  Dictionary Manager gives me power to change how words are pronounced.  I … Continue reading

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