Category Archives: Fool’s Odyssey

My Big Epiphany in London

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Newly arrived and oldly lost, I spent my … Continue reading

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Big Dumb Guy

‘Endless Tunnel’ photo by Jaroslaw Blaminsky When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I’d … Continue reading

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The Friendly Skies

‘Passenger Plane in the Sky’ by muralsonly.com When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I … Continue reading

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Where My Journey Began

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life, because that’s what you do when you’re young and foolish (as opposed to old and foolish). I’d abandoned my former atheism and started reading the words … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 27

This is the conclusion to Fool’s Odyssey.  To read it from the beginning, click here. Epilogos: Easter Morning Previously: The Fool’s search ended in the forest near a California grammar school. ↔ Later, on my third morning home in L.A., … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 26

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Seven: Good Friday (Continued) Previously: In the California foothills, The Fool eavesdropped on a group of school children preparing to search for Easter prizes. (NOTE: Read Fool’s Odyssey 25 before the passage … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 25

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Seven: Good Friday (Continued) Previously: Back home in L.A., The Fool resumed his aimless search. ↔ I was just driving around, not really going anywhere, when I saw this grammar school … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 24

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Seven: Good Friday Previously: Back home in L.A., yet feeling as though he had no home, The Fool finally left the airport. ↔ I could see all the way to the … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 23

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Six: Bread Upon the Water (Continued) Previously: Having failed to find “the reason,” The Fool flew home to a place where everyone invents their own. ↔ Mourning Becomes Elective It was … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 22

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Six: Bread Upon the Water (Continued) Previously: A failure in his brief lives of materialism, sensualism, and idealism, The Fool found no new lives to pursue. ↔ The next day I bought … Continue reading

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