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Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan

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by Brian Alan Ellis Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan Civil Coping Mechanisms, February 2014 142 pages / $13.95  Buy from Amazon ? ? ? ? ? ? ? While waiting for clothes to dry in a…

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National Poetry Month: April 28th

Hi friends! Back in the day, and by day I mean decades ago, and by decades I mean eighties, I played a video game or two. Or hundreds. Where did all those endless quarters go? I wouldn’t say I was … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 26

Hi friends! I knew there would possibly be a day or two this April, in which it would be difficult to read a poem-a-day to honor National Poetry Month. So, when this occurred, I had to find a poem that … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 25

Hi friends! Happy Birthday, dear old Dad! You’d have been 88 years young today. One of the many things I learned from my Dad was his love and reverence for nature, the great outdoors, parks, mountains, hiking, and seasons. Changing … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 23

Hi friends! Family visits, spring storms pass overnight. The daylight increases, and buds appear. As does poetry, everywhere it seems. Last night, my co-host of the Middle Coast Poetry reading series, Paul Scot August and I met to envision our … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 22

Hi friends… Happy Earth Day! In 1991, I moved to New Hampshire and had a phase of my life I often refer to as my “Thoreau Days.” I lived close to the land, explored the White Mountains, planted a huge … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 15

Hi friends! One of my favorite childhood stories was “Henny Penny” because the idea that ‘the sky is falling,’ and the absurdity of something so concrete (air= concrete? Ha!) really compelled me. The other part of the story, of course, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 10

Hi friends! The weather has indeed taken a turn- thunder boomed us awake in the early morning, before dawn. The pouring rain has created a temporary lake in our front yard. The ducks are happy, yet with no sun in … Continue reading

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HUMP birthdays

Happy HUMP day, and Happy New Year 2013! Also happy birthday to the sweetest man I know! You are my everything. Also, happy birthday to the HUMP day blog. It’s roughly one year old this week. And now for the … Continue reading

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January Floodgates are Open

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I last blogged, and I’ve been really busy. It seems like collaboration has been a key focus lately. So, with that in mind, here are some writing projects that I’ve been focused on. … Continue reading

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