Rarely write. Read... a lot.
Thanks, David, for your comments on Night Moves. Nice that they touch you.
Thank you very much, David, for your words about my story "Blue Skies."
Thank you for reading and commenting on The Most Beautiful Lady, David. I've been thinking about your comment "prescient at four," you know.
Thanks, David, for your kind response to "Curious".
Thank you for reading Miss Jewel Eppinette, David. I'm always happy to see you've read and liked something of mine. I'll reciprocate soon.
Hi, David, and thanks for your comment on "A Note Left on the Counter."
David, you spoiled the introduction of my "Zen and the Art of Lawnmower Repair". Now, I have to wait so people won't think I stole the idea from you... Seriously, thank you for very kind words regarding "Metastasis".
Fish Eye: All really interesting and wise thoughts to ponder, the similarities and differences of skill-building and sustaining in all these arenas. Earlier in life I was a painter and found that taking breaks and just looking for awhile improved my work more than constant practice. There also may be stages in the development of an art or skill requiring more or less "doing."
David, thanks for commenting on "A Forest." It's great this one rang your bell.
Mother-daughter boundaries are such an issue in eating disorder. You're right.
It's true. Her daughter had the will power she would never have.
Thanks kindly for reading and commenting on my piece LOSS OF A PET. Sure, that's fine you copied and pasted it; perhaps encourage those you send it to to consider at least a comment on my page or at most a purchase of NOTHING DOING? Pardon my overt salesmanship. Hey, have a splendid day, my man, and thanks again for taking the time to comment on my work!
David, thanks for your great response to Black Bombers and for likening it to The Naming of Parts. I must re-visit that poem.
David, thanks for reading and commenting on Winyah Bay. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
I, Dr. Ditz, plan to take your recommendations for magazine subscriptions and TV watching. I hope i learn the answers to my penetrating questions. Thanks so much.
Thanks, David, for expressing your appreciation for Author Meets Unflattering Reviewer in Bar. I'm late getting back to you, having taken a couple of weeks off from the daily routines to get "Sacrifice" ready for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest and then to format it for a paperback edition with CreateSpace. Back now, with some serious catching-up ahead.
Belated thanks for your comment on The Fly.
Hi David, thanks for reading Brick Walls, and thanks for your encouraging comment, too. fos.
Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Twenty One,' David. I greatly appreciate your comments.
Mr. James, thanks for reading my story.
Thanks, David, for your neat comments on Aerospace. Circles the drain. Yes.
David, I'm very grateful for you kind response to New Questions of Travel.
Thanks for your comment on Beginnings That End. There must be thousands out there.
Thank you for reading and for the kind words, sir.
Thank you so much re: Hagaddah. I plan to pull it all together into a storied memoir so thanks for the encouragement. I so appreciate it.
I'm very pleased that you enjoyed "Linear A", David. Thanks for your generous response.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful Forgiveness comment.
Thanks for the fave, David
David, thanks for commenting and faving "Testimony." I'm delighted you enjoyed it.
Thanks, David, for your enthusiastic praise of White Cliffs. I'm glad it put you there. That's most often what I'm striving for.
Thank you for your helpful comment on Placebo. I don't know what you mean by pulling the poem out and using it as a stand alone or how to do that technically.
Very funny comment about FINE. I even read it to my husband and he agreed.
Thank you for such flattering words about "The High Line, NYC," and thanks for the star! You made my day, Mr. James.
Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Seventeen.' I greatly appreciate your comments.
Thanks for your very sweet comment on Thunderstorms.
Hi David, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on Eight States Away - I appreciate both very much. fos.
DUO: Thanks for your comment. Experimenting with writing without punctuation has been eye-opening.
Aww! Very kind and generous comment, David!
I do appreciate it.
BOXWOOD AT NINE: I basically wrote this in my head as is when I was nine.
Thanks, David for reading and commenting on "Folly Island." I'm delighted that you enjoyed it.
Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Fourteen.' I greatly appreciate your helpful and encouraging comments.
David, thanks for faving my poem "Factory Girl in a Blurred Photograph."
Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Thirteen.' I greatly appreciate.
Thanks for your recent comments on "What Some Boys Do," David!
Re: Suicide. Having been through graduate school, I understand the pain.
Hi David, thanks for commenting on a bar for all occasions! I really appreciate your thoughts. fos.
Thanks, James for your comments on "The Good Cancer." This was the last of the four stories at CP. I feared most would stop reading after the first or second.
Thanks, David, for your kind words about 'What the Future Holds...' Tiny but dense. That's my motto...
Thank you so much for your generous Lifetime comment, James.
Thank you David for your response to "Texas Route 29."
David, your kind words for my little poem, Conjured Love, are more than welcome. Thank you much!
Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Nine.' I greatly appreciate your comment'
Thanks David. Your comment on "Elegy..." Is much appreciated.
Thanks for your comment on Shiva. I want a book of my stories, too.
Re: Hair. I am so grateful for your comment and a bit of your own history. Thank you. I love your writing just as much. There is such depth in your small pieces.
Thanks, David for reading and responding to "Muddy Creek." I always look forward to your response when I post a story.
Thanks, David, for your nice comments about 'Listening to Neil Young...' Now if I could just get this song http://bit.ly/Xti3xg to stop playing in my head.
Thank you for all your encouragement in these last few weeks. It has helped me work on this $%#& book of poems I thought were finished. xxoononnie
Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Four.' I greatly appreciate your helpful comment.
Thanks for the kind comment and fave on "The Songs of Townes Van Zandt." He touched and continues to touch many people. I know that Steve Earle quote. Steve Earl is another personal favorite. He can stand on my coffee table anytime.
Thank you for your faving my poems, David, and especially for commenting. I have a lot of reciprocal reading to do and I'm looking forward to it.
Hi David. Thanks for reading through my three micros. Appreciate the comment, too. fos.
Thank you for your very kind words. Looking forward to reading your stories!
Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Two.' I appreciate your comment and fave.
David, thank you so much for your novel encouragement. I had a medical disaster in June and will spend the next year not working and my goal is to work on my writing and by the end of the year, hopefully, have a complete manuscript of stories and then learn the skills of how you get something published. Your kind and persistent encouragement has been invaluable after so many story rejections.
I appreciate the comment and fave on "Honor Grade."
Thanks, David, for your comments about my Afghanistan story. Yes, maybe a movie. I hadn't thought about it. Quite a compliment...
Thank you, David. Means much that you read and enjoyed Hungtingtons. I appreciate your thoughts so much.
Very generous of you about "Zack Time," David. Means a lot, coming from you.
David, thank you for your comment on Fairy Tale In Dachau. It means a great deal to me.
Thanks for your fine comment and fave of There's Going to be a Test at the End. I also left you a comment there. I adored and faved Quittin' Ain't Easy. It's quite brilliant.
David, there is a photo album at FB of my grandparents and a few other forebears. Grandma a gold. The lore was pretty live, the people still living though not talkative. "Twedes" is a child's perception, but your comment made me think.
Love is a tricky bitch To pin down. Thanks for reading "This Is Not A Love Poem."
I hope you return to group. Have you ever read Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing? It's not microfiction, but I think by your work that you would like it and I'm sure it's available to read online.
Thanks for commenting on "Annulling the Future," David. Glad you liked the poem!
Thank you for your kind comment and fave of Binge Painter. I loved your tender story Old Friend.
Thanks for the comment and the fave for Birds of Prayer 2 and the wise advice. You won't recognize me when my really micros start down the line.
Thank you for your enthusiasm for my writing in Pig Girl, The Miracle of My Father's Hat and Birds of Prayer. I'm a fan of yours as well, most recently, Thank ya, Jesus. What concise beauty.
Thank you for your comment on Birds of Prayer. I left you a note there. I also loved One Mississippi, stunning in so few words.
Love your comment on the Tapeworm poem. Thanks, David!
Thanks, David, for commenting on 'Used Rainbows.' Glad you liked it. P.S. I'm a Shiner Bock guy, too. Long neck, of course.
Hi David and thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed "Out of no way, way".
David, thanks so much for the read and kind comments on "Tongues." I know you read most everything, so coming for you this is special.
Thanks for your lovely comment on Pig Girl. I really resonated with your story No More Dogs and left a comment.
Thanks, David, for favoring "Unmailed Letter to B'go." I always appreciate that harmony when you read me.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am just starting out publishing on Fictionaut and you adding me to your favorites is just the encouragement I needed.
Thanks for faving "Under Commiseration," David. Glad you like the poem.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting on 'Letter, Unsent.'
Thank you, David, for faving my strange Aging Fib sequence. I appreciate your comment!
David, thanks for the kind words for my story, Proper Grammar, looking forward to reading some of your work also.
Thanks for faving "Picking the Bark Off Experience," David. Glad you liked the poem!
Thanks very much for the lovely comment on "White."
Thanks for commenting on "My Books," Savid. Thanks for the fave.
Thanks, David, for your comments and fave for 'Ray's People...' Means a lot. Memorial Days make me more and more restless.
Thanks, David, for your kind words about 'We Continue to Evolve.' Wistful--a good word.
David, thanks so much for reading and faving The Accidental Arsonist--so appreciated! Peace...
David, glad you enjoyed my Cupid poem. Thanks for the star.
Hi, David. Thanks for reading 'Wattle and Daub.' I greatly appreciate your fave.
Hi David, glad you enjoyed my translation of "Ode to Federico Garcia Lorca"! Thanks!
Thanks for liking "Chapel Access," David. And thanks for all your support on Facebook.
Don't follow you re: the November reference, however. What did you mean?
Thanks for the nice note on "Daddy Walked the Pits." I wish I could write one like that one every week.
Hi David - just a thank you for reading Cactus, I really appreciate it. And thanks for the comment, too. fos.
Thanks for commenting on 'Checkout,' David. I must have known there were two when I broke them apart. Now I need a title for the 2nd one. ;-)
I too am old and feeling older all the time. Screw it. I'm following you now. I loved no more dogs, and it made me think to write "Car Dumb Dogs." I think we had a spate of dog stuff there. Meg Pokrass had a dog piece up about that time too.
David- Thanks so much for visiting and sharing a few reflections and comments- much appreciated!
Thanks for reading my ant poem, David. I appreciate your comment.
thank you for saying you get high on my sentences. I like your description "Old" - you 31 year olds shouldn't feel that way. I remember when I was your age I felt old but really, wait until you hit 32. Anyway, chin up about the age thing. It goes fast but so does chocolate cake for gods sake.
David, thanks for your super kind comment and fave on After he failed to wake up. So glad you like my spare writing. Amy Hempl is my hero! Peace...
Thanks, David, for your comments on 'My Last Hunts.' There were no high 5s.
Thanks a lot for your comment on "The Watchman". Much appreciated!
Hi David! Thank you so much for taking the time to read "Watching TV by Candlelight" and for your thoughtful comment - I really appreciate it!
David, thanks for your generous read of SNOW JOB. Much appreciated! Peace...
Thanks, David, for commenting on and faving "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself." I appreciate it very much!
Hi David, thanks for reading my bike story, glad you liked it. fos.
Thanks for reading 'Saved, Nevertheless.' I appreciate your letting me know you like my little pieces, David.
Thanks for liking 'Reynolds and Me,' David. Love your blog...
Thanks for your cool comment on "New Song of Innocence and Experience." I liked your fire quotes as an extension of things. The story continues. Always.
I'm glad you enjoyed Woman in Tableaux, David. Always appreciate your reading my work.
Thanks for reading the poem on Mizoguchi's Ugetsu monogatari, David. Glad you liked it.
Thanks for reading my ekphrastic film piece, David. I'm glad the poem worked for you.
David: Thank you for your kindness in liking my work as of late. I do appreciate it. Best--
Glad you enjoyed The Poet as Planemo, David. Thanks for reading the piece.
Thanks so much for your comments on "Spray-Tans in the 70s."
Hi David: Thank you so much for liking my story about my student "The Lost Boy." I appreciate you.
Mississippi Story is such a hit. Damn good writing.
Pleased to meet you, David!
Adorable dog! And welcome to Fictionaut, David!
YOU ARE NOT OLD!! (do not fool these people)
Hi, David! Welcome. I love love that puppy.