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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 – 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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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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