Tag: 99 New

99 New: Slow Learner

I give you this boot. It’s a beautiful boot, especially after I shined it this afternoon, but it’s still a boot. The boot is here because I can’t sort out what I think about watching Anthony Bourdain on TV. He is the famous chef… Continue Reading “99 New: Slow Learner”

99 New: Simple as Pie

You only need to know how to make one fine pie. If you can make one fine pie, you will always be welcome, sort of like how everyone likes a guest who can tell a good joke or tap dance. You can’t not like… Continue Reading “99 New: Simple as Pie”

99 New: Listen Up

My 12-year old granddaughter, the one with the black pants and black hoodie and black, straight-brim baseball cap, announced to me that she wanted to stop playing the flute in band because there are so many flute players, and instead she wanted to play… Continue Reading “99 New: Listen Up”

99 New: The Luxury of Thinking about Inconsequential Things

Today I thought about my hair How much I like getting what my daughter calls A bold haircut which I take to mean One unusual for a person of my age And weathered look, the lines in my face Carved by a dozen chisels… Continue Reading “99 New: The Luxury of Thinking about Inconsequential Things”

99 New: The Day After

It was unusual to win. We got a new governor in Wisconsin after many long years of having a Republican governor, Scott Walker, who was not good – not good for women, families, education, environment, the whole list. For years, I’ve stood incredulous as… Continue Reading “99 New: The Day After”

99 New: Truckin’

Once again I am ensnared in the plans of my friend, Karen. This time I am to drive our truck through the city tomorrow, Election Day, along with a companion who will play music and shout out to folks who look like they haven’t… Continue Reading “99 New: Truckin’”

99 New: Dreamt

I was on foot in my own city, not lost, but not knowing where I was either, because the streets were all diagonal, forming a herringbone pattern that was crazy-making, so when a motorcycle with two men stopped in front of me I got… Continue Reading “99 New: Dreamt”

99 New: Change of Season

Chapped lips smoking lights Ashes-burned tiny rimmed holes Singed red flannel smell ________________ Photo by Sandis Helvigs on Unsplash  

99 New: November Friday Round-Up

Between tampons and political signs, I am spending a lot of time in our truck. I stopped at a house in a north shore suburb to plant a sign for the Democratic candidate for governor. The sign recipient’s neighbor stood in his driveway smoking a… Continue Reading “99 New: November Friday Round-Up”

99 New: Tuned In

I was on Wisconsin Public Radio this morning. Along with a local county supervisor, I was on a half-hour segment of The Morning Show, part of the Ideas Network. The topic was menstrual equity. I was asked to participate because of my work with… Continue Reading “99 New: Tuned In”

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