Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

Things Observed Through Pattern Recognition

There are some things that you cannot observe in isolation but must observe in larger patterns.  For example, I spent a fair amount of time this morning sitting in a courtroom in Hillsboro [1] watching a judge efficiently handle a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Splitting An Order

Splitting An Order, by Ted Kooser This book is without a doubt one of the finest in the volumes that I have read of Kooser’s poetry.  And this book is a worthwhile reminder of what it takes to make great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Braided Creek

Braided Creek:  A Conversation In Poetry, by Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser Your thoughts on this collection of very short poems will likely depend on two factors:  how low your expectations are about the nature of this conversation in poetry, … Continue reading

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