Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hurt Cut Bone

I am very hard to get along with regardless who you are in my life. Including me. I am not often as hard on others as I have been on you. Long term, though, perhaps others would disagree. When you … Continue reading

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Our Neighbor Committed Mass Murder The Other Day

Recently Neil Gaiman spoke of hiving a swarm of bees. He wrote with justifiable pride and a sweet gentleness. Not too many days ago my youngest son and I witnessed a swarm. It formed a cylinder perhaps sixty feet high. … Continue reading

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re: HOUSE Series Ending

What if Sherlock Holmes post Reichenbach Falls was all in Watson’s head? “When the cancer gets too bad…” “Cancer’s boring.” Don’t let reality intrude on Kerouac’s unwinding road. Like Pirsig, just maintain. Seize the day. Ars longa, vita brevis. Memento … Continue reading

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Art’s Value

Our uncultured society places a low value on culture and art. We pay CEOs millions to remove jobs from America and strip us of everything worth a penny but we grouse at having to pay for a story, a song, … Continue reading

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Speak Carefully, It May Be Forever

Carl Sagan wrote, “What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind … Continue reading

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A Beltane Witching

A slender young woman with pale skin and autumnal hair lit a candle in a dark room. Nude, she shivered and lit four more candles. She walked around the five candles three times counterclockwise. As she did so, she whispered … Continue reading

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