memories

physical dismantling

squeak…squeak…bits of wood like sawdust loosen with each counter clockwise turn an agonizing dismantling, not of this table but its past, my past, a dad built past so long past now, the wood dowels have shrunk and been re-glued several times, the holes in the mid-century modern plexiglass top re-drilled several times, so much sawdust, …

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non-linear memories-a few

remember the creeky, narrow, winding stairs up to the bedrooms of the farmhouse remember pumping water from the well outside the kitchen door remember the outhouse remember cows that sleep standing remember riding on the tractor, while the father plowed the field remember the men going out at night to put out a grass fire …

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Mafalda

IN MEMORY OF JOAQUÍN SALVADOR LAVADO TEJÓN, QUINO, CREATOR OF MAFALDA “Mafalda, the comic strip, discusses and traverses issues of the world via means of Mafalda and her friends who debate themes including poverty, international relations, technological and industrial revolution, corruption, environmental destruction and more. At this point, reading Mafalda might sound like a dull …

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Cherry Blossoms

Due to unseasonably warm weather and no rain…a friends Cherry trees, in Van Nuys, have started blossoming. The blossoms are beautiful, now all we need are bees.