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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.

Arguing With Myself

 The spiritual view is that man is divine in origin with an immortal soul. The materialist view is that man is an evanescent accident with no moral nature except that created in him by his experience and culture. As mortal human beings, we have no way o’ knowing which...

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Ignorance, Apathy and More

 As the joke goes:              Q:  What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?             A:  I don’t know and I don’t care. What are we to make of this in today’s political environment?  The First Lady wears a jacket that conspicuously says:  “I don’t...

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Pandora Box Complex

 I have been called a Luddite. I welcome it. Do you know what a Luddite is? A person who hates newfangled contraptions…  Electronic communities build nothing. You wind up with nothing. We are dancing animals. How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something....

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One Big Happy Family

 All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.   Tolstoy, Anna Karenina You can choose your friends but you sho' can't choose your family, an' they're still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge 'em or not, and it makes you look...

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Life’s Pleasant Surprises

 These are random thoughts, silly meaningless phrases, ideas, definitions, quotes, etc.  Does it matter where they come from?  I cite sources when I can.  The soul, whatever that is, seems to need these interstices, room to stretch, degrees of freedom, mental doodles...

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Book Review: Autumn by Ali Smith

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] We are living in a culture that insists on lying as its delivery of how we are living,” she said then. “It insists on telling us information about which we are left wondering whether it is true or not … Fiction and...

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Short Fiction – Twenty Dollar Bill

 Charles decided to change his life.  This is not an uncommon thing after a divorce.  If his wife could leave him and run off to Argentina with her lesbian friend, he could ... what?  Do something. Yes, do something and he would.The list of complaints was legion.  She...

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Short Fiction – Desipio: Last Part

 This is the End of a two part story.  For the first part go HERE Desipio continued ..“Have you seen how he throws the salt over his shoulder after he spills it?” asks Rosa.Carmelita continues looking at the garden while she answers.“He goes back to that garden over...

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Short Fiction – Desipio: First Part

 “Desipio, get out of the garden.  Don’t pee on the flowers.”Desipio looks down in a forlorn stare.  His unkempt but abundant hair stands up like whipped and caramelized egg whites.  He has the urge to pee but he can’t and the pain is excruciating when he...

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Poem By Think in the Morning: Micpapalotl

In remembrance of Francisco Toledo [REVISED] Micpapalotl (The Black Witch Moth) In Oaxaca the rains end lateIn the Fall and thoughts turnTo life and death and fateAnd to what we might learn About death from the deadWhen they come to visitAs it is often saidThey do. ...

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Poem by Think in The Morning: There Ain’t Any Tree

 There Ain’t Any Tree There ain’t any treeGreen with leavesOr hung with blossomsThat remembers the snow as it fell Upon my father’s faceOr the grass outside the hospitalWhere my sister and brother died.That grass, so full of itself. That grassWaving in the...

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