Come out and enjoy the Haddam Hound Hundred.

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GO HOUNDS

May 3, 2012

The Haddam, Kansas Alumni Banquet ahead on 5.26.12, I believe I’d like to do some ruminating on the realities of being the product of a rural school. More to come…

Haddam website: http://www.ci.haddam.ks.us/

Youth, Beauty, Positivity

October 28, 2011

 

“When you’re a child you just assume that people are rewarded for their talents; that those who contribute beautiful, poignant things to the world are valued in such a way that allows them to, say, get their teeth fixed. But man, if the ruthlessness of becoming an adult doesn’t knock that naivete straight out of you.”   ~Libby Copeland

Driven Too Late

August 29, 2011

I wonder how many get their act together, only to find they have done so too languidly. They have lost weight they needlessly carried; they’ve learned information they could have demanded prior; they have knuckled down where before they were slack. All of this, only to discover they were driven too late…

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”

– Walt Whitman from the preface of Leaves of Grass

The places…you know…

April 5, 2011

Along the roads,
through the town,
we’ve been down thrice
and always found,

A certain place
not distinct,
so known to us
lest we e’r think

Businesses live
run the race,
they too end swiftly
its sunny place,

Miss them we will,
no more go,
hold fond mem’ries
places you know.

Be Not So Fearful

March 9, 2011

“Be not so nervous, be not so frail
Someone watches you, you will not fail
Be not so nervous, be not so frail
Be not so nervous, be not so frail

Be not so sorry for what you’ve done
You must forget them now, it’s done
And when you wake up you will find you can run
Be not so sorry for what you’ve done

Be not so fearful, be not so pale
Someone watches you, you will not leave the rails
Be not so fearful, be not so pale
Be not so fearful, be not so pale

Be not so sorry for what you’ve done
You must forget them now, it’s done
And when you wake up you will find you can run
Be not so sorry for what you’ve done ”

-Bill Fay