Author Archives: Mandolin

Cat Drawing! Wander Face

Cat drawing! Just Wander’s face this time when he was an adolescent with a half-grown mane.

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Haiku for January 20th

Waiting in the cold,
trying not to let my mind
rush when all is calm.

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Upwards Toward the Light

This poem was published in a poetry anthology memorializing Ursula K. Le Guin. It’s composed from scraps of her writing, cut up, pulled apart, and stitched in different ways to create an elegy. Upwards Toward the Light We have nothing … Continue reading Continue reading

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Haiku for January 13th

Winter-whitened sun
makes a cold, pretty morning–
gentle, short-lived light.

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Haiku for January 6th

Bitter, windy, dark,
clattering cold strikes the rain,
sharp, overwhelming.

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Cat Drawing! Pete Winks

This is one of the images I used in Scragamuffin, the chapbook I released as October’s exclusive Patreon reward. I thought it might be fun to release the pictures with the photos that inspired them. This image just looks so … Continue reading Continue reading

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Haiku for December 16th

The sky is no clock.

My body wants to obey

its demand for sleep.

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Hello from Worldcon

The anticipation, anxiety and excitement come to their fruition–It’s time for Worldcon!   I still find it hard to believe we can finally be around crowds again. I remember when everyyear was full of conventions for me and spouse. Things … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Ahh-ness of Things

This December, I’m sharing a patron-exclusive new poem on my Patreon. “The Ahh-ness of Things” is about the emotion mono no aware, a Japanese term for–well–the ahh-ness of things. More specifically, it means something like “the wistful beauty of the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cat Drawing! Clone Portrait

A portrait of my cat, Clone (now, alas, deceased), taken by the radiation clinic before we brought him in for thyroid treatment. He pulled through that okay and got another four years or so.

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