Writings

Diving into “Swimmers”

David Mason's "Swimmers on the Shore" is a rich narrative poem featuring characters and elements from the poet's life. As both the poet and the speaker, Mason explores his relationship with his ailing father in the context of childhood memories, personal identity, memory loss,...

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Games Completed in 2018

Some were new, most were old—at least one was awful About two years ago in mid-2018, I asked myself, “How many games do I own? How many games have I completed? Am I a serious gamer or a casual gamer who loves collecting?” My...

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Maine

A poem of wistful longing about what might have been.

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A Fugitive from Sanity

This is an episode from the chronicles of my subconscious mind... OK, it's just a dream. A really weird dream filled with running, chasing, and diabolical machinery!

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Cleófilas: A Cinderella Story

Ah, American Literature. I fully expected to ace the class, but the professor gave so much homework that I couldn't keep up. Thankfully, this final paper was my redemption.

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Cannon Beach Family Vacation 2008

A collection of three journal entries during my family's vacation to Cannon Beach, Oregon in 2008.

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