I can’t remember the riffle that sent my mind in this direction, but for some reason I was thinking about how many of my favorite writers and poets lived, worked and taught in the Pacific Northwest.   At any rate, it led me to this laborious piece from the Center for the Study of the …

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The last thing I read last night, sitting up late, waiting out the wind, was Larry Calloway’s account of his trip with a daughter to Mississippi. He called it “A Tale of Two Stairways.” The superficial reason for the title was his discussion of two circular staircases. But Larry usually climbs higher. The staircases both …

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I woke up on the wrong side of the bedroll this morning or at least I made the mistake of reading Twitter before climbing out to look at blue sky, rustle Cowboy’s breakfast and make myself a pot of coffee. Someone had complained about Serena Williams’s conduct at the U.S. Open in her title match …

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