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How Then Shall we Write?*

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums *Apologies to Francis Shaeffer for the “paraphrase” of the title. Over the last forty-seven years of our pandemic house arrest, and this summer’s unpleasantness, I’ve been trying to narrow my focus a bit. [See: Busy with Too …

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RECAFFEINATED MONDAYS: Blest Be the Ties

So while I was tying my neck-tie that morning I suddenly saw myself in the glass: My hair all gray, my face like a sodden pie. So I cursed and cursed: You damned old thing… Eugene Carman, Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters I had a difficult time tying my necktie on Saturday morning. …

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