Monthly Archives: May 2009

Project 52: Full Shelves

Week 22 May 28 – Jun 3

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Poem for Memorial Day: The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner – Randall Jarrell

From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State, And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze. Six miles from earth, loosed from the dream of life, I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters. When … Continue reading

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Project 52: Lifeless

Week 21 May 21 – May 27

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Project 52: Warhol’s Roses

Week 20 May 14 – May 20

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My daughter schools me on what's funny

Driving her to school today, I heard President Obama say: I come here not to dispute the suggestion that I haven’t yet achieved enough in my life. First of all, Michelle (Obama) concurs with that assessment. She has a long … Continue reading

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Explaining the math behind ending childhood hunger in Travis County

There are 41,000 children in Travis County confronted with food insecurity every day. The average American consumes 1,950 pounds of food a year. Mulitplying those gives us 79,950,000 pounds of food required for those 41,000 children. A brown paper grocery … Continue reading

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Project 52: Calalily

Week 19 May 7 – May 13

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Anne Stevenson – Poem for A Daughter

“I think I’m going to have it,” I said, joking between pains. The midwife rolled competent sleeves over corpulent milky arms. “Dear, you never have it, we deliver it.” A judgment years proved true. Certainly I’ve never had you as … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Photo Contest

(May 31st, 2009) I’ve entered the AmeriCorps Photo contest, with this photo of Capital Area Food Bank’s Communications VISTA, Carrie Gibson, helping build the Food Bank’s square foot teaching gardens. You can visit my entry on the contest site just … Continue reading

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Project 365: Finished!

1 year. 12 months. 52 weeks. 69 photos of flowers. 131 B&W photos. 144 photos of Emma. 168 photos from Disney World. 1480 photos posted. 9030 photos taken. (And for those playing the home game, that’s an average of 24.7 … Continue reading

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