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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.

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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My Problem With Republicans

  [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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Poems – 14

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information.]   The painting at the top of this post by Hermann Orduña was discussed in this recent post by TITM:  The Argument   Does poetry still matter in this era of social media where the attention span...

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Poems – 13

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]     Think in the Morning is returning to our poems and art series, specifically poems and Sea Gull Cellar Bar Napkin Art.  This is our 13th page of poems paired with napkin art.  Let us know if you...

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Reading A Little Bit At A Time

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Folks who read at least 30 minutes a week are 20 percent more likely to report greater life satisfaction and 11 percent more likely to feel creative. They're also 28 percent less likely to suffer from...

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