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Blog Post Index

[Click on BLUE links to access the blog post from the list]Napkin Art Gallery LINKThink in the Morning now has over 447 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...

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Come Let Us Reason Together

Come Let Us Reason Together

 The biblical phrase "come let us reason together" (Isaiah 1:18), one of President Lyndon Johnson's favorites, has been effectively replaced today with Bah Humbug!  Reason is now obstruction, invective has replaced debate.  Stalemate becomes the tactic because "where...

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Living With The Lowly Tanoak

Living With The Lowly Tanoak

 “Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without Improvement are the roads of genius.” William Blake The lowly tanoak even when dying or dead elevates my mood.  Literature is replete with the trope of the frightening forest.  For example, Dante lost...

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Adriana Diaz Enciso: Doleful City of God

Adriana Diaz Enciso: Doleful City of God

 This life's dim windows of the soulDistorts the heavens from pole to poleAnd leads you to believe a lieWhen you see with, not through, the eye.    William Blake, The Everlasting Gospel Adriana Díaz Enciso is a Mexican poet, essayist, translator and writer. I came...

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Commencement Season Again

Commencement Season Again

 Last year Think in the Morning posted our Best Commencement Speech Ever by David Foster Wallace. There have been many great commencement addresses over the years.  Undoubtedly there will be more.  We still think DFW’s is one of the best and we read and listen to it...

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Don’t Miss This

Don’t Miss This

 My friend Peter Lit will be reading a few of his new poems this Thursday night (April 15) at a ZOOM author's night sponsored by the Gallery Bookshop.  Here is the LINK TO REGISTER: Three short talks. One great evening! Featured authors: Peter Lit, Suzanne Sherman,...

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The Realm of the Senses

The Realm of the Senses

 Some previous Easter posts are at these linksJesus, Mezcal and the Easter BunnyEaster ThoughtsEaster Thoughts, In Defense of ModerationIn Oaxaca Mexico there is a small mezcaleria started by a couple of young American guys called El Destilado just a block away from...

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How I Learned To Read and Write

How I Learned To Read and Write

 In my old age I started to write, first a blog then a novel.  I'm asked from time to time how someone who ran a restaurant and later worked as an independent financial planner ended up writing.  The answer is easy.  I learned to love reading and writing years ago as...

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Has Amerika Lost Its Mojo?

Has Amerika Lost Its Mojo?

  It's not surprising that a country founded on genocide toward native peoples, an economy founded on slavery, a culture permeated with religious differences and the usual rich-poor divide not to mention the racism endemic to the human race should find a few cracks in...

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

 “Oh, God! Don’t you get your priorities straight when this sort of thing happens?”    from my novel Behind The Locked Door  When I wrote my novel I never dreamed I’d be living it all over again.  Yet, here I am in a similar family situation.  Of course, I’m well...

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Cooking As Therapy

Cooking As Therapy

 Google “cooking as therapy” and you will find 120 million results in half a second.  Recently I’ve been reminded how important cooking has been for me over the years. How many of your best memories are related to food?  I would imagine more than you realize when you...

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What’s Past Is Prologue

What’s Past Is Prologue

 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.   Ecclesiastes 1:9 Distraught would be the word I would use to describe my mood at the moment.  I blog because it relaxes me and right now I need to be relaxed....

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