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Curious Monkeys

Curiosity is required to be any good. Even if you are just licking stamps. Without curiosity… you’re just licking stamps! LOL. And so, perhaps curiosity is the only antidote to the mundane. What else could transform something like a boring … Continue reading

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Winter and Stone

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it” Robert Frost, “Mending Wall”  I took this photo of a stone wall near the top of hill a few miles away. I’d been out walking on … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Wild Apples

On my first walk in these snowy Catskill woods, I wandered by an Apple tree. And some never-ripened fruit hung mummified by the cold, turning the skin to a dusky red. Snow capped their tops and they looked so similar … Continue reading

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The Writer in Winter: Day 1

I arrived just before the storm, and this morning went out to play in it. Ice in your beard builds character! I’m back in the Catskill Mountains of New York, house-sitting for friends. It feels so good to be here … Continue reading

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Welcome to the personal blog and all-purpose writing emporium from J.R. West. My professional writing encompasses 10 years as a copywriter for Apple and as many years working on creative projects and poetry of my own. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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