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Title for this chapter: Settling In
Published by LANNING | Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:32 AM
Okay, inspired by my friend and mentor Jim Harstad, and encouraged by his being encouraged about his own writing, I'm posting the latest installment of a saga I'm working on that charts my journey to the Ph.D program in English at the University of Hawai'i. Hopefully Bamboo Buckaroo won't remove this from the site due to language or boredom concerns. This too is a rough draft. A little background: I arrived for grad school in Madison, Wisconsin around two in the morning. I called my folks from a payphone in the parking lot of a Dunkin' Donuts, then found a church parking lot I could sleep in for the rest of the night. The 100-book list is a list of books I was required to read to get ready for my M.A. comprehensive exam at UW Madison.
So What da Buggah Said?
Published by LANNING | Sunday, November 04, 2018 11:21 PM
300 words for November.
So what da buggah said?
Published by LANNING | Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:40 PM
200 words for October.
hawai'i sonnet 14
Published by LANNING | Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:10 PM
NOT a contest entry. Here's a poem I drafted yesterday.
“So what da buggah said?”
Published by LANNING | Monday, September 03, 2018 7:27 PM
each time
Published by LANNING | Friday, August 17, 2018 5:56 AM
This is NOT a Year of the Dog Contest entry.
Dat Buggah, Ma Fadda
Published by LANNING | Friday, August 10, 2018 9:08 AM
100 words for August
"So what da buggah said?"
Published by LANNING | Thursday, July 05, 2018 9:51 PM
Get Ready
Published by LANNING | Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:29 PM
This is not a July contest entry.
But No
Published by LANNING | Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:41 PM
100 busting words for June
Sybil
Published by LANNING | Thursday, May 03, 2018 12:01 PM
100 words for May
Ghost
Published by LANNING | Friday, April 06, 2018 4:34 PM
100 words for April
I Shall Never See
Published by LANNING | Friday, March 09, 2018 1:03 AM
100 words for March
Just Desserts
Published by LANNING | Thursday, February 08, 2018 12:13 AM
All Comes Down
Published by LANNING | Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:09 AM
100 words for January.
Mother Knows Best
Published by LANNING | Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:44 PM
100 words for December.
First Utterance
Published by LANNING | Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:43 PM
100 words for November.
Reflections
Published by LANNING | Monday, October 16, 2017 4:26 PM
100 words for October
To Live Too Long
Published by LANNING | Saturday, September 09, 2017 5:12 PM
I just ran across this today, and I thought it a good quote: “In that moment I think I learned the real tragedy of living too long. It is not losing one's health or one's memory or even one's mind; it is losing one's dignity.” Louis Auchincloss, The Rector of Justin
Offerings
Published by LANNING | Sunday, August 06, 2017 2:27 AM
100 words for August
I did not want to fall in love with you
Published by LANNING | Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:03 AM
100 words for July
Disdainful looks from you are welcome guests
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, June 06, 2017 1:27 AM
100 words for June
I wonder often why Shakespeare did write
Published by LANNING | Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:11 PM
100 words
Along some way I'll find someone, my Love
Published by LANNING | Monday, April 03, 2017 1:30 PM
100 words for April
A toast to love's forever-lasting days
Published by LANNING | Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:19 PM
100 words for March.
How then the gloaming times grow dark and drear
Published by LANNING | Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:18 PM
100 words for February
Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Published by LANNING | Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:54 PM
1444 words for January.
An Ala Moana Christmas
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, December 06, 2016 9:13 PM
100 words for December.
Turning 62
Published by LANNING | Wednesday, November 02, 2016 9:59 PM
100 words for November.
Solitaire
Published by LANNING | Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:41 PM
1111 words for October
Time Was
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, September 06, 2016 1:56 AM
100 words for September
Summer Haiku
Published by LANNING | Saturday, August 06, 2016 7:35 PM
August Year of the Monkey contest
Now You See It
Published by LANNING | Monday, July 04, 2016 1:32 AM
1000 words for July.
Father's Day
Published by LANNING | Friday, June 10, 2016 12:30 AM
100 words for the Year of the Monkey June contest.
A Mother's
Published by LANNING | Friday, May 06, 2016 12:23 AM
100 words.
Time in a Bottle
Published by LANNING | Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:23 AM
100 words.
Love at Last
Published by LANNING | Thursday, February 04, 2016 10:47 PM
600 words
Just Another Tornado
Published by LANNING | Friday, January 01, 2016 5:18 PM
Last Year of the Ram Contest entry -- 500 words
Go To Sleep Already
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, December 01, 2015 6:24 AM
Year of the Ram Contest Entry for December -- a haiku for the season of giving
Turning Thirty-Two
Published by LANNING | Sunday, November 01, 2015 8:06 PM
Year of the Ram Writing Contest for November. 300 words.
All Hallows Eve
Published by LANNING | Friday, October 02, 2015 7:18 AM
Year of the Ram Writing Contest for October. 100 words.
The Secret Keeper
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:34 AM
Year of the Ram September entry. 100 words.
Respite
Published by LANNING | Sunday, August 09, 2015 8:32 AM
Year of the Ram entry for August. 100 words.
Waiting
Published by LANNING | Sunday, July 05, 2015 7:32 PM
Year of the Ram Writing Contest Entry. 100 words.
Looking Up
Published by LANNING | Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:26 PM
Great Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat June entry. 100 words.
What Real Men Do
Published by LANNING | Monday, February 02, 2015 7:36 PM
February Year of the Horse Writing Contest entry. 1474 words.
Bringing Us Both Back
Published by LANNING | Friday, January 02, 2015 11:11 PM
Year of the Horse Writing Contest entry for January 2015. 2221 words.
Disorder
Published by LANNING | Monday, December 01, 2014 1:48 AM
December Year of the Horse contest entry: 467 words
Love: No Choice but To Follow
Published by LANNING | Monday, November 03, 2014 5:29 PM
A haiku exercise. 206 words.
Andrea
Published by LANNING | Thursday, October 02, 2014 5:37 PM
436 words