Daily Archives: August 31, 2014

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I’m looking at master’s students’ course plans. I have two master’s students right now. They are lovely course plans and I’m looking forward to working with these particular students. Both students asked about changes of direction in some part of … Continue reading

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one more long shot

I applied for a job that’s a long shot. Another one. It’s a good fit but a long shot. Best case scenario: full time work. Worst case scenario: about the same. Some told me, basically, I’m damaged goods as an … Continue reading

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and…

And the mountains. The Sierra. Monumental. Legendary. Land crumpling upon itself. Folding back, then reaching the sky. Carrying the ocean up to the sky, its very body transformed. I’m amazed at the unimaginable pressures that have formed the body of … Continue reading

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this heat…

Sometimes I think of the land as it stretches around me, as it spreads across this desert , up across the Tehachapis, down the incline into Bakersfield and beyond. I can feel it extend itself toward northern California. It ripples … Continue reading

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