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    Thursday, 17 May 2018

                            The village sleeps while a few coyotes prowl and scuff through the alley that passes for a dusty street. They own the night. We are only tenants here at the edge of the desert; close by the river. A light is on...
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    Sunday, 21 January 2018

      I was born only a few short miles from the Father of Waters. The Mississippi River is a constant presence in my psyche and my memories; always changing, always flowing, never exactly the same. It scoured and flooded our history. It was a demarcati...
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    Thursday, 30 November 2017

      Quietly slip over the edge; disappear without a trace. Follow the old trails.   The canyon trails are worn smooth by bare feet or reed sandals. Centuries old hand-holds are still there.   Trails wind down to hidden pools. Deep shade is ...
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    Wednesday, 22 November 2017

                                                             The fading season —                             when all the trees have darkened                             but before the snow —                             I build a fire in the grate      ...
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    Friday, 10 November 2017

    As luck would have it, I was going to spend last Saturday night in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I drove my daughter to the small town of Deming (about an hour west of there) where she could catch the Sunset Limited heading east to New Orleans. Rail travel...

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Ken Hartke Sofia's Bakery
20 May 2018
Thanks, Rosy, -- glad you liked it.
Ken Hartke I Promise
20 May 2018
I am so looking forward to your return -- I love your writing and wish you well. From my youth I've...
Stephen Evans I Promise
20 May 2018
Sometimes when I am dealing with deep anxiety I find that work (by which I mean writing), and the f...
Rosy Cole Sofia's Bakery
20 May 2018
I just love this, Ken. As appealing to the senses as a painting. Thanks :-)
Rosy Cole I Promise
20 May 2018
Prayers for you, as ever, Rina. So nice to see you here and good that you're feeling positive. God b...

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