Monthly Archives: August 2022

Going Beyond Our Cubicles

Image source: betanews.com Our contempory culture is in the midst of a growing sociological divide. New walls go up every day, it seems, not so much between classes, as between values and belief systems. The best way to tear down … Continue reading

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A Bird’s-Eye View of Paradise

Check out, a bird’s eye view, of Moloka’i, taken from a helicopter, with the doors removed. Oh, to be a bird and soar over these islands! I flew solo with a skillful pilot named Nick. No one in my family…

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My Brief but Glorious Career as a Monster

Monster Me (photo enhanced by me, age 11) My Real Memoir I’ve admitted before my boyhood affection for monsters. No, more than just affection, from Dr. Frankenstein’s befuddled electro-charged jarhead to that ultimate pound puppy, the Wolfman, I empathized with … Continue reading

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Dog Days

Thought for the Week Lily, a six-year-old Great Dane, had lost both of her eyes due to a rare medical condition. She’d also lost the will to live. Until one day another Great Dane named Maddison came into her life. … Continue reading

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Faith Is More…

“Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.” ~Ephesians 4:15 “Now this is eternal life: that they my know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Cloud

Photo by Doris Cologna The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack’s sister Gina had been waylaid in her search for … Continue reading

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Hope for the Human Race

Last week I posted a snarky photoblog entitled No Hope for the Human Race! but promised a counter-blog this week. Here it is. In the world of rhetoric, anecdotes are not considered sufficiently pursuasive to prove a point — unless … Continue reading

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Another Thief on the Cross

Photo by My Ticklefeet I’d just finished a month-long gig, teaching acting in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and had said goodbye to the last of my students. It had been a heady time, suffused with history. I had tickets … Continue reading

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Pre-loved People

Originally posted on malcolmsmusings.org:
I smile when advertisers use the term ‘pre-loved’ to avoid describing an item as ‘second-hand’. A pre-loved wedding dress must be better than a second-hand one; pre-loved toys sound more attractive than second-hand toys. I’ve…

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Duck and Cover!

My Real Memoir It was autumn, yet the thermometer was still climbing. And so was the economy—Dad’s income was booming. So to celebrate we’d decided to shoehorn a swimming pool into our miniature suburban Southern California backyard. I’d just started … Continue reading

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