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Literature, opinions, futurism

October Skies

October is the northern world’s most beautiful month, its autumn capstone (while the south is in spring—not too shabby either), when leaves vie with sunrises to out-spectacle one another, and clouds and moons stage sunset harvest revues. Nostrils flare as … Continue reading

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Time-Riders

Originally posted on MY WALL:
Darkness dances in the margins. Shadows lengthen. Wildflowers, shed their blooms, one by one and the meadows echo with the wind’s sighs. Geese, once more, darken the blue skies punctuating their flight with honking cries.…

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To Columbus or Not to Columbus?

Today is Columbus Day in the western hemisphere (known as Día de la Raza in many Latin American countries, and as Fiesta Nacional in Spain). But as a holiday, it’s toast. And it should be. Columbus didn’t discover “America” anyway, … Continue reading

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Useless Inventions

Inventions! Where would we be without them? Did you know that money doesn’t grow on trees! Someone actually had to invent it! Why? So we could use it to buy other things that don’t grow on trees, like: Computers! Airplanes! … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

Originally posted on John Malone:
Tight-fisted , they are hard as knuckles and spoiling for a fight   as they tumble like marbles on to the floor , little green foot- balls begging me   to sink the boot in…

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Capturing the Unexpected

Coincidence? I Think Not. Life, as mentioned in the first Capturing the Unexpected post, is sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful, and always just a little bit weird. Why is that? (Lean in close and I’ll tell you.) It’s because we’re weird! … Continue reading

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“Never Forget!” But Why?

“If stories weren’t told or books weren’t written, man would live like the beasts, only for the day. The whole world, all human life, is one long story.” ~Isaac Bashevis Singer Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of 9/11, the worst … Continue reading

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