Short Fiction – The Backpack

 As he approached the coast he entered into a thick fog that obscured the road ahead.  It was...

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Short Fiction – The Backpack

Short Fiction – The Backpack

 As he approached the coast he entered into a thick fog that obscured the road ahead.  It was late. There were no other cars on the road. No lights to blind him, no lights to guide him.  There were dangerous curves.  He had to proceed slowly to avoid calamity. After...

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Poem By Think in the Morning – Bird

Poem By Think in the Morning – Bird

 Bird WaitingCan be more dangerousThan faking the answerTo a geometry question. Consider of thoseWho drowned at seaHow many others successfullySkirted the Straits of Magellan. Instant heroes.We will always remember them. But yesterday,While I watched from my windowIn...

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Poem By Think in the Morning:  A Bee

Poem By Think in the Morning: A Bee

 A Bee Bent limbsLaden with fruitMind growingLike a tuberShe sinks and swaysDrunk on the honeyFouled by the last flower’s nectar. Buzzing, sun-bakedSquint eyed and smilingThis eunuch beastMessengers loveBetween petals and matriarch queens. Through reticulate...

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Poem By Think in the Morning: Analytic Geometry

Poem By Think in the Morning: Analytic Geometry

  Analytic Geometry  The symmetry of my lifeCould be a sequence of mirror imagesOf days, weeks, or years,Divided at, say age thirty; But, of course, it couldn’t beBecause the life cycle is well knownTo advance in stagesStill Youth they sayResembles the older ages and...

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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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Keeping Time With Peter Lit

Keeping Time With Peter Lit

 NOTE:  Poets Are Always On Time by Peter Lit is available at Matson Mercantile in Elk, Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, on Amazon/Kindle and directly from the author. Peter and I are old friends. Not close, old.  We both ran bars with live music on the Mendocino coast...

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Democracy Descending

Democracy Descending

I knew Nobel economist Kenneth Arrow slightly when I was an undergraduate student at Stanford.  I was greatly impacted by his book Social Choice and Individual Values at the time and have referred back to it often.  In simple terms one of his most famous theories...

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How Happy Or Sad Will You Be When The Election Results Are In?

How Happy Or Sad Will You Be When The Election Results Are In?

 Impact bias, a cognitive bias, is the tendency to overestimate the intensity or the duration of future emotions and states of feeling. This overestimation can occur for both positive and negative feeling states.   (Psychology Glossary) You’ve probably heard the...

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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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