Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sept 29 Joy Harjo “Perhaps the World Ends Here”

Monday, September 29 “Our dreams drink coffee with us” A refreshing weekend for me; a good friend came in from out of town spending time with her family in Trenton. Tigers squeaked out a Division Win. Lions won. Packers won. … Continue reading

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Sept 26 – The Equinox and 6 Mile Road

Friday September 26  — “A little faith will see you through” One sunrise-sunset calendar for Detroit tells me that today is the autumn equinox, that Detroit has precisely  12 hours of daylight (http://www.sunrisesunset.com/calendar.asp).    The play of sunrises and sunsets with our … Continue reading

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September 25 2013

This is not an ordinary post on the Work Day in A Hard Time list.  It’s a note that one year ago today appear the first post on the list.  Since that day 534 emails have come from list-members commenting … Continue reading

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Sept 24 — “grief and delight entwined in the dark down there”

Wednesday  September 24 Mercy Day The great feast that unites the Mercy world is Mercy Day. Its origin dates back to September 24th, 1827 when the House on Baggot Street opened as a school for the education of poor young … Continue reading

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Sept 22 – 15,000 trees, not in a clean rectangle

Monday,  September 22  –   a little church Yesterday,  I drove a friend from out of town around the city in early autumn’s flashing sun.  I call Detroit drive-arounds for friends from elsewhere “Ruins Porn and Detroit Rebirth”   (i.e., … Continue reading

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Sept 19 ” Gone to the fields to be lovely . . . “

Friday September 19             “Make no mistake. Of course                                                               your work … Continue reading

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Sept 17 “the vision . . . does not deceive”

Wednesday,  September 17   Habakkuk, Prophet Today’s Post: The Prophet Habakkuk left almost no recorded life behind, except that his prophecies seem to have been proclaimed sometime near  600 BCE.   But these few verses in chapter 2 blow me … Continue reading

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Sept 12 – This Year’s Poet at “Celebrate Spirit” – Fatemeh Keshavarz

Friday, September 12    “My city is that cup of sunshine. . .” The most powerful moment in “Celebrate Spirit” for me?  The entrance procession.  We prepare a raised space on the gym floor.  Six UDM men and women carry 12 … Continue reading

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Sept 10 — Belize in 1931

Wednesday September 10 —  11 Teachers in a Storm On this day in 1931, two hurricanes struck Belize where Jesuits taught students in St. John’s College.   The pattern of the two storms created an out-bound surge that then reversed … Continue reading

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Sept 8 – ” . . the dearest freshness deep down things . . . “

Monday  September 8  –  Gerard Manley Hopkins –  “The Holy Ghost over the bent world…” Last evening I had two poems queued up for this week,  both good ones and new to me.  This morning I found myself hankering for … Continue reading

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