Short Fiction – Ménage à Trois

Donald sat in the back seat of the car wrapped in a blanket to keep warm.  The blanket was dark...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Short Fiction – Ménage à Trois

Donald sat in the back seat of the car wrapped in a blanket to keep warm.  The blanket was dark brown with red stripes that made little squares.  He heard his father and George talking in the front seat but couldn’t see them.   Ida, George’s wife, sat next to Donald....

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Was It Really That Wild?

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   After getting you to give us a freebie glass of wine, napkin art picked up.. a few months later I got the Art Center to give us a room for a cartooning seminar, I got an easel with a large drawing pad, put Max...

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Coincidence Or Business As Usual

[Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]     They’re back in the news again.  All three.  At the same time.  Oliver North soon “to be the NRA’s new president”, Iran, Donald Trump Says U.S. Will No Longer Abide by Nuclear Agreement, and Daniel Ortega, a A...

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The Eyes Have It

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   At the library, Sandman eased himself into a chair, booted up one of the computers and showed him how to access the files of individuals the Securities and Exchange Commission kept on its website as a public...

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The Tragedy of Maxim Gorky: What It Means For Us Today

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?   Mark 8:36   "The aim of literature is to help man to understand himself, to strengthen the trust in himself, and to...

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Laughter

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   I hate scarce smiles, I love laughing. William Blake annotations to Aphorisms on Man by Johann Caspar Lavater   Several have defined man as "an animal which laughs." Henri Bergson, Laughter   In 1971 a golden...

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Character

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   You have character.  You can be a character.  You can create a character, build character or engage in character assassination.  There are characters in real life, characters in novels.  They can be believable...

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The Art of Empty Spaces

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   On the Paseo de la Reforma, that grand avenue simulating the entrance to an imperial Mexico City that of course no longer exists, there’s a quadrangle of tiny absences, small plazas, where once there were...

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Easter Thoughts

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]     If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. John Maynard Keynes   Keynes, the famous economist, had too exalted a...

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Art Science Business

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   The business of America is business  Calvin Coolidge   “We didn’t elect a saint.”  I’m so tired of the religious right dragging out this sorry explanation for their unwavering support of our embarrassing...

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The Kelley House–The Sea Gull–Mendocino History

  [Click on BLUE link for sources and more information]   The Kelley House is a tremendous local resource for Mendocino.  The amount of information and the services provided by the Kelley House are quite extensive.  A simple search using the search tool on their site...

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