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Monthly Archives: September 2014


Mon, 29 Sep 2014, 10:06 PM (-06:00)

I played a video for them. They were sitting in their desks and standing in the back of the room and sitting on the floor in the front. It was a time lapse video of the northern lights. I played it to show them the wheeling stars and beauty of a cold winterscape and to […]

It Could Happen

Mon, 29 Sep 2014, 07:48 PM (-06:00)

1. Julia didn’t sleep at all that night. Even though Jack and Katherine fell fast asleep. Even though they had been up late, and she should have been tired; she was not. And she didn’t sleep a wink. The images and the sounds of … that place … swirled through her head. She could smell […]

Knowing Acorns For What They Are

Sun, 28 Sep 2014, 07:47 PM (-06:00)

We’re standing there in the parking lot. Standing in a circle waiting for the rest of the group to arrive. Waiting for our workout to begin. There was a loud bang and some oblong green thing the size of the tip of your thumb bounced off the trunk of a car and rolled on the […]

They’re Staring at Me

Sun, 28 Sep 2014, 03:33 PM (-06:00)

They’re staring at me. Both of them. Just sitting and standing there staring silently directly at me. It’s only 4:30. No, you can’t have dinner yet. That’s what I get for feeding them early before I went out last night. And darn it, now I’m hungry, too! Thanks a lot, doggies.

Advanced Linear Algebra for Engineers

Sun, 14 Sep 2014, 12:22 PM (-06:00)

Welcome to E 501. I’m happy to be here this morning; I hope you all are, too. Just to make sure… this is E 501, Advanced Linear Algebra for Engineers. If you’re in the wrong place feel free to leave now and find the classroom you’re looking for. You’re welcome to stick around, of course, […]

In the Drizzle

Sat, 13 Sep 2014, 10:40 AM (-06:00)

In the drizzle out there somewhere is a beetle trying to stay dry. That beetle that was lumbering along on that log beneath the Live Oak trees. Lumbering along and then climbing up a Morning Glory vine in search of … something. And in the drizzle out there somewhere is a lizard trying to stay […]

The Girl in Blue

Sat, 13 Sep 2014, 09:06 AM (-06:00)

I thought we were starting the conversation back up. So did I. Well, where have you been. What are you waiting for? Um… How about you tell us a story. A story. Well, it just happens I have one to tell. Perfect. I’ll sit here and be quiet. The floor is yours. This is the […]

That Last Light of Day

Tue, 9 Sep 2014, 07:35 PM (-06:00)

It was hot this afternoon when the sun was up. And running the hills was grueling. My pace couldn’t have been more than a walk on that last climb. But now it was over. The sun had just set behind the hills. A breeze was blowing in the open windows of my car as I […]