To Boil a Manchild

A Fairy Tale — Part 7: Patience

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Trolls have much patience. Mother likes to remind me of that. They have the patience of trees, she says, and often and mostly for my benefit I think. I was not given the full measure of it, she says and I think she is right, for I find it hard to stand by this tree and look at these houses and not itch to do something else. The little red engine is cold now and the door to the…




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Ulf Wolf

Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write.

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