Category Archives: Culture

Literature, opinions, futurism

Doug is fading fast, so I reached out to his mistress

Originally posted on We Gathered Life, Only to Find…:
Oh. You thought I was Doug’s mistress? I’m the one who said no. I did care about him though. Part of that care found me leaving his house Wednesday and stopping…

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Attack of the Mole People!

            Recent photo of our backyard: Help! We’re under attack by a mole! I’ve named him “Manny” (because there may actually be many of them). At first he would leave a lump here, a lump … Continue reading

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The Pathway

Originally posted on A Sliver of Life:
Shed the smug snobbish shroud, forsake flawed pretext of proud, hold a humble harmonious heart, a courteous compassionate new start, learn from mother she forgives deceit, casting emeralds in paths of concrete! –…

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Engaged!

Engaged  [inˈɡājd, enˈɡājd] Definition: A state of being firmly and continuously connected.  E.g. “A car cannot move until its gears are engaged; when they are disengaged, it ceases to move forward.” My wife and I got engaged 34 years ago today. … Continue reading

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Freedom Awaits

Even if I’d never been a father, this picture would touch me. But because I have, it touches me even more deeply. It pierces my heart and salves it all at once. Why? Because even as I write this a … Continue reading

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Heaven?

Many will say: Those who do this and steer clear of that clearly have God tucked under their hat. And those who’ve insured themselves against fire by naming the cross and defaming desire are certain their names must appear on … Continue reading

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Astonishing Sculptures

I love public art! Especially those pieces that catch us off-guard, delight us, or make us think. These public sculptures–in thoroughfares, in forests or along garden paths, some even carved right into the trees and rocks, employing living scenery–do just … Continue reading

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