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This is where you will find short stories, personal essays, and guest posts.  Family and friends and the ordinary business of life are the inspiration for this section.

Short Fiction: The Escape

 The screeching of the brakes and the screams of the passengers woke me.  I opened my eyes and saw the bus veering toward the guardrail. The next thing the bus was upside down. People flew in the air to the front of the bus in a swarm all bloody and broken.  The next...

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One Mendocino Morning

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] How do you know but ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way, Is an immense world of delight, clos'd by your senses five?   William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell One Mendocino morning I woke up to the melodious,...

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Easter Thoughts – In Defense of Moderation

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.  The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.   C.S. LewisIf he was not God, he was no realist, only a liar, and the...

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The Tree by John Fowles

[Click on BLUE links for sources and further information]   For Arbor Day I suggest reading The Tree by John Fowles.  I was introduced to John Fowles by way of The Collector assigned by my college freshman English teacher (Mr. Wexler) many (too many) years ago....

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My Zany Valentine

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   On the night of the festival of Lupercalia, in the second year of the reign of Claudius Gothicus, in the 1022nd year since the founding of the city, at the order of Quintus Mimmius, procurator of games,...

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A Bit Of An Itch

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   And he struck Job with a grievous burning rash from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Job: 2-7 [The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary, Robert...

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Guest Post: My Problem With Republicans – Gil Gevins

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   While TITM is on leave, we are posting this guest post from our friend in Puerto Vallarta, Gil Gevins.  Gil is a co-owner with his wife Lucy of Lucy's Cu Cu Cabana in Puerto Vallarta, a must visit if you...

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Poems – 15

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   This is our 15th page of poems and napkin art.  The other page links are listed below.  At TITM we believe that poetry is more important than ever given The Way We Live Now.  Poetry and art go...

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States I Have Visited – by Karson Jones (7 years old)

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   I like to travel.  I live in California.  So far I have visited nine other states.  There are 50 states in the United States of America.  Since I live in California, I still have 40 other states to...

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