Posts made in August, 2015

My Wobbly Bicycle, 102

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Archive | 9 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 102

I was walking with my colleague Kent Myers to the opening lecture of day three of the Rainier Writing Workshop (a low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA). “How’s your year been?” he asked. “Oh my,” I said. “First of all, my father . . . .“ and I went on to tell the story of his amputation, his move to be near us, my sister’s surgery, etc. “We’ve been in this program for, what, 12 years, more or less” he said. “Look at us. We’re all a long way from where we started together. Our parents are ailing. My mother has dementia.” And he went...

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