Author Archives: Nan Mykel

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.

Nan’s own re-blog for D’Verse

The World Is Flat After All Dubbed Democracy, it used to be top of the line, the lead ship, at sea, and on the land it served us well, until the  strains of its death knell fell, baring an underbelly … Continue reading

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Oh Oh–Am I Thinking Too Much?

I was  thinking about the new book of short stories with more than 700 pages that I  ordered from the library with glee. It was written by a woman, and the review said there was a story involving a penis in … Continue reading

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My Not-Nice Response to Alabama

SO — I guess the only alternative is to quit having sex with men?

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Came in my e-mail

Somehow this doesn’t surprise me.  We’re too darned used to guns these days.

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THE POET KNOWETH NAUGHT

Those who deliver squirming residue, self-propelled compost seeking expression, riding along in the line of ink struggling to be known, are our curious midwives who, pulled inward, wipe the mirror and meet the eyes, meanwhile harking to the echoes, letting … Continue reading

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THE GENTLING OF TIME

Pieces of the damage, like a small boat dashed against the shore, remain and always will, but compassion can return, even for the mother, if you live long enough.

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ALMOST MADE ME FEEL GOOD

The Week” May 17, 2919, carried a note that a 72-year old man has become the first person to cross the Atlantic in a barrel, propelled only by ocean currents.  It took four months for the 2,930 free ride from … Continue reading

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