Imagination and Reason in the Time of Tragedy: Lao Tzu, Voltaire, Blake, Camus, and Marquez

  [Click on BLUE link for sources and further information]   “It is certainly the day of...
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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Goodbye Bob Avery

  [Click on BLUE links for more information}     Bob Avery was many things to many people.  I knew him best as a friend, an artist, and a bartender.  We spent many late nights after hours in the Sea Gull Cellar Bar philosophizing.  Once, accompanied by... read more

My Ph.D. in Bussing Tables

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]   Reaching across table.  Grasping empty plate.  Carrying armfuls of dishes piled high, food scraps, silverware.  Vanishing.  Returning.  Cleaning table.  Setting up.  Next customer.  Invisible.  Ignored.... read more

Short Fiction: Bailey

  1. A quarter to five in the morning.  The streets were barren.  The summer heat, lingering all night, oozed from the black asphalt.  The moon, luminous and full, dominated the sky.  The stars were fading.  Bailey locked the door of his small apartment.  He lit... read more

Poems – 5

  [Click on BLUE links for more information]   On Think in the Morning Facebook page we post a poem every day with a selection of Sea Gull Cellar Bar Napkin Art or a photo.  To receive these daily poems and napkin art on Facebook, “Like” our... read more

The Coffee Shop

[Click on BLUE text to link to more information]   “We’re poets and we drink coffee!” (attributed to Roberto Bolaño in The Savage Detectives)   The word “coffee” appears 71 times in the The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño. It’s reasonable to think... read more

Poems – 4

  Most days on our Think in the Morning Facebook page and on our @ThinkInTheMorn Twitter page we post a poem.  Usually I also post information on the poet on my David Herstle Jones Facebook page.  If you want to read these daily poems, please visit our Facebook... read more

Rebuild Part II: The New Sea Gull Restaurant

NOTE:  All black and white pictures in this post are courtesy of  Mendocino photographer Nicholas Wilson.  Many of the pictures were only available in contact prints that were filed away years ago.  We did our best to make them visible.  Thank you Nicholas Wilson for... read more

Guest Post: Raven Man by Mitchell Zucker

  Think in the Morning occasionally offers Guest Posts that we think our readers will enjoy.  Raven Man is a short story by Mitchell Zucker.   RAVEN MAN by Mitchell Zucker   Uncle Dean’s not my real uncle but he might just as well be. He’s the old... read more

Short Fiction: Women Alone

  Think in the Morning occasionally posts our own short stories and poems. If no other author is referenced, the work is ours and ours alone. Our fiction and poetry is a work in progress.   “It was a great shock to us all.” Janet was standing outside the... read more

Short Fiction: Margaret

Visit the Antony de Senna website HERE to see more of his exquisite work.   Think in the Morning occasionally posts our own short stories and poems.  If no other author is referenced, the work is ours and ours alone.  Our fiction and poetry is a work in progress.... read more

Poems – 3

  Think in the Morning tries to post a poem on our Facebook page every morning.  Often the poem has a connection to those early hours when we are most productive.  The poems need not be the “best” work of the chosen poet, but they must move us in a... read more