Tag Archives: Thoreau


by cheri block I am trying as mightily as a yoga master to stay in the present moment. It’s hard when your inconsiderate neighbor’s yappy dog continues to bark. Bark. Bark, Bark. Pause. Motorized vehicle. Pitched irritated bark. Another motorized … Continue reading

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Conformity be gone!

by cheri sabraw Behind a zebra’s pattern of stripes and curves and slants, Lie fundamental questions that trigger gripes and nerves and rants. We look somewhat alike, with tails and ears and eyes, We eat and drink in jovial style … Continue reading

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Salmon fishing on the Klamath River in 1960

by cheri block Thoreau said that one could choke on too much courtesy. In my daily world of rambunctious and hormonal high school students, people for whom the word courtesy had shifting connotation, this quotation provided an opportunity for discussion. … Continue reading

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