Comments for SPARK http://getsparked.org get together | get creative | get sparked! Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:07:44 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Comment on Helen Lewis and Rachel Brown by Outpost | The Duck Side Of The Moo http://getsparked.org/spark36/helen-lewis-and-rachel-brown/comment-page-1#comment-39483 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:07:44 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16424#comment-39483 […] I wrote this short story during the latest round of SPARK (a quarterly collaborative event pairing writers and artists), in response to a photograph by Rachel Brown. You can see the two together here. […]

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Comment on Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones by Evan Owen http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-6/comment-page-1#comment-38533 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:50:33 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16485#comment-38533 It takes your breath away to think of the tangible matter that is love and friendship — to say nothing of the stuff of soul — that fleed without footsteps and fingerprints like this from a self-obsessed id in full freefall. Bruce had his own demons but Jimmy still can’t quite link arms with his own, though clearly these decades on he is closer. The specter of cocaine on the brain is one thing. A terrible thing to behold even in someone you ostensibly love. Some people can stare it down… Bruce clearly couldn’t and the reader can only speculate why this is so. But it in Jimmy’s and so many cases, addiction is only the echo of a troubled soul — in Jimmy it is the lost boy — who lived forward in the shell of Jimmy the suburban man. Clearly ending the madness of drink and drugs just started the long journey home for the lost boy. Perhaps passing the whiff of Bruce’s memory as it passed in the cool morning dew gets Jimmy closer.

I like this character development. Please keep Jimmy vital so we can see how it plays out.

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Ed Lambertson http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/robert-haydon-jones-and-greg-lippert-5/comment-page-1#comment-38442 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:18:42 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16469#comment-38442 I,ve come to think about Jimmy as a old friend sharing life’s struggles and joys with me……poignant story…..I know Jimmy will do well with his “end game”.

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Larry Reilly http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/robert-haydon-jones-and-greg-lippert-5/comment-page-1#comment-38038 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:50:30 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16469#comment-38038 You gotta love it! — the game and the life. Not everyone gets or needs a Yankee Stadium moment.

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Comment on Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones by Larry http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-6/comment-page-1#comment-38036 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:30:10 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16485#comment-38036 Out of touch indeed. He went through life one day at a time until he realized he was heavily laden and needed rest. Very real and disturbing. Or is it just my mortality showing?

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Comment on Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones by Jay Young Gerard http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-6/comment-page-1#comment-37933 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:57:42 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16485#comment-37933 Stunning! – both the photo and the response. Great to read this chapter in Jimmy’s life. I literally gasped at the use of the end phrase “heavy laden” – perfect for the story inspired by the photo. Thank you both for the rich pairing.

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Comment on Jewel Beth Davis and Heitzi Epstein by robert haydon jones http://getsparked.org/spark36/jewel-beth-davis-and-heitzi-epstein/comment-page-1#comment-37890 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:18:15 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16438#comment-37890 Bravo. The awful truth is out now and forever defanged.

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Dave http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/robert-haydon-jones-and-greg-lippert-5/comment-page-1#comment-37886 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:04:40 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16469#comment-37886 Wrenching tale about saying goodbye to huge part of one’s life. One man is losing an “everything” to his life, while others are blunt on the nose thankful to him having to say goodbye. Well done contrast!

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Comment on Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones by Dave http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-6/comment-page-1#comment-37884 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:54:16 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16485#comment-37884 A great tale on what brings us close and what takes us away from friends, lovers, God, and ourselves.

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Comment on Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones by daniel shulman http://getsparked.org/uncategorized/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-6/comment-page-1#comment-37870 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:44:59 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=16485#comment-37870 A welcome and highly readable chronicle of the long, strange trip of Jimmy O’Hara, which I have greatly enjoyed over the years. An inspiring epic of survival, not quite enough to light the spark of faith, but enough to demonstrate the miracle of cosmic randomness.

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