Monthly Archives: June 2018

A Wall is not a Fence

A wall is not a fence  A fence is not a wall. A wall keeps feared things hidden.   It is tallAnd solidAnd allowsno lightTo pass A fence is a suggestion. Heed or not.   A wire or two,  Some … Continue reading

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Going to Seed

Going to Seed I’ve let the dandelions grow, and there are plenty.  No more than buttercups, nor more than peonies.  The lavender has jumped untended borders.  I do not care. I’ve given up on order. Still, bees and butterflies don’t … Continue reading

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Borrego A boney bunch they are, Toe-tipping, teetering, and wary, toddling over slender self-made paths. Horned-selves parading high above the dappled desert floor, above the stalagmitic honey-caves adorned with combs the size of boars and sticky-drip-traps. Above, they tramp. Above … Continue reading

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A Personal Narrative: The Peace Corps’ First Two Years in Sarawak 1962-1964

This essay was first published in spring 2018 in the Borneo Research Bulletin. It was written after an invitation from the editor of the Bulletin, Clifford Sather, for an edition of the Bulletin meant to focus on the early days of … Continue reading

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