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January 26, 2006

dr. bill’s prescription

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 9:56 pm

There is far too much prose at the top of this webpage.

Dr. Bill Owen will cure that problem:




winter sun
the boy burns a circle
in a leaf










the changes

in his face





lifting the hammer
the old carpenter’s hand
stops shaking







spider web small





after his death

the width of our

favorite path







her estate


the children




“winter sun” – Mainichi News (No. 679, Jan. 2, 2006)

“whittling” – lose change (HSA Members’ Antholgy, 2005)

“lifting the hammer” – A New Resonance 2; Mayfly #30 (2000) 

“after his death” – Selected Poems of W.F. Owen

“her estate” – The Loose Thread; Modern Haiku XXXII:1;



clearing out

the spider webs —

again, I spare the cricket



 pot luck

At his Death & Taxes weblog, href=””>Joel A. Schoenmeyer has an interesting    2bits

post today dubbed “ADR and George Washington’s Will“.  Joel, an estate

planning lawyer, who is training to be a mediator, wants to use those

skills in probate court.  He was inspired to learn that the Real GW included

a mandatory “alternate dispute resolution” provision in his will (using the 

ancient method of tapping the wisdom of trusted elders).   It’s a nice com-

plement to Abe Lincoln’s more general advice to young lawyers — long

ignored — that they

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” 

George and Abe: they warm this old lawyer-mediator’s heart.  (see prior post)



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