America Through Foreign Eyes — A Timely Read

Jorge Castañeda has written an important book with his America Through Foreign Eyes.  America is a...

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America Through Foreign Eyes — A Timely Read

America Through Foreign Eyes — A Timely Read

Jorge Castañeda has written an important book with his America Through Foreign Eyes.  America is a large, complex and diverse country, a country that cannot be pigeonholed into a box by any American or foreigner.  I have always been fascinated by the various ways...

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Short Fiction: Emma Of White Rushes

Short Fiction: Emma Of White Rushes

 1. So, it’s come to this.  I’ve decided to kill myself.  I’ve thought about it many times but I didn’t have a plan.  Now, I’ve got one. I’m here in London on business.  Business, money, life.  I’ve done well with the first two but life?  I’ve been a failure at life. ...

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After The Election

After The Election

 Think in the Morning has been blogging a bit less recently.  The steady Caw! Caw! Caw!of the ravens followed by their throaty gurgling croaks announces Fall, our favorite time of the year.  Cooler and overcast weather and the first rains make for a perfect reading...

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The Paucity of Debate

The Paucity of Debate

 Anyone who knows of the Mendocino Whale War, expertly documented and photographed by Mendocino's Nicholas Wilson, knows that Donald Trump is not Byrd Baker, not even close.  Byrd Baker, quirky, odd, funny, compassionate, a character for sure, was a true Mendocino...

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The High Muckety Mucks And The Hoi Polloi

The High Muckety Mucks And The Hoi Polloi

 Over three years ago we wrote about The Complexity Of Hypocrisy In The Age Of Donald Trump. For those of us who value honesty, decency and courage things have only deteriorated since then.  Those who believe in American democracy watch in horror as the Republican...

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Marriage of Convenience

Marriage of Convenience

Donald Trump won.  I’m not talking about the election.  I think it will be closer than the polls predict but I have no particular insight.  Some are predicting a blue wave Biden blowout.  Maybe.  Who knows?What I mean by Donald Trump won is that for all practical...

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Us and Them

Us and Them

A song for today, Labor Day 2020, pre-election season, during a pandemic. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nYAYn7pyues In an interview, Roger Waters shared the significance of each verse:The first verse is about going to war, how on the front line we don't get much...

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Politics

Politics

For the next two months, politics will dominate the news.  Think in the Morning has put our heads together to come up with a few comments based on our perception of politics in America today.  This is not a scholarly tome.  It is simply a list of anecdotal...

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Blog Post Index

Blog Post Index

[Click on BLUE links to access the blog post from the list] Think in the Morning now has over 375 posts.  Given that we started in March of 2016, this amounts to nearly 2 posts per week.  It’s getting a little unwieldy.  We think many of our old posts are worth...

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Fate

Fate

 Free will, it’s a bitch.   John Milton, The Devil’s Advocate (movie)I'm no puppeteer … I don't make things happen. Doesn't work like that … Free will, it's like butterfly wings–one touch and it never gets off the ground. I only set the stage; you pull your own...

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Short Fiction – The Optimist

Short Fiction – The Optimist

 Charles flipped his iPAD closed and relaxed his head onto the pillow.  He looked over at Scissors.  She was frantically scrolling through her texts.“How did you get the name Scissors?”She rolled her eyes and gave him that look.“An old boyfriend.  He told everyone I...

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Short Fiction – Charlotte Marie (The Snake, A Sequel)

Short Fiction – Charlotte Marie (The Snake, A Sequel)

Before reading this sequel, read Part I Short Fiction - Charlotte Marie Part I Zihuatanejo.  Right out of the movie.  A beach, a boat.  No redemption.  A good place to hide or to live if it comes to that.Things went south for Max Perkins after the election.  Hell hath...

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