Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Norman Rock-Pretty-Good Christmas

     I am an Army brat who spent the first nine years of my life moving an average of every ten months. After my father returned from his first tour in Vietnam, we managed to get more stability. His first … Continue reading

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In Which Captain Munch Kills Captain Crunch

Marijuana is good. I am sure that God heartily approves of Marijuana. So thought Merrimac Adams, rummaging through his Mother Hubbard kitchen for something—anything—to curb the gnawing in his gut. And that is another good thing about pot, Merrimac mused. … Continue reading

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Battlefields of the Republic

In many ways we Americans are insulated against the worst effects of war. Less than 1% of our population serves in the military. With so few exceptions as to be non-existent, that 1% does not include any of the 1% … Continue reading

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Free Money

Every night before I rest my head, see those dollar bills go swirling ’round my head –Patti Smith If you don’t watch television you have probably chosen the better part. If you do, perhaps you have noticed the plethora of … Continue reading

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The Fifth Act Of Mankind

“The past is always/ closing door, closing door” —Mick Jones      Dreams are meant for sleeping.      When I was a teenager I had all sorts of dreams. They were not really plans. Plans imply plan-ning and some sort of … Continue reading

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La Saveur du Soleil

Whenever someone asks me what is my favorite season I respond, “The one we’re in!” But I especially love the autumn, when the world turns psychedelic and Gaea sheds her verdant robes for fire hues—all red and orange and yellow. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sergeant Brothers

Most of this essay is based on my observations and memories.  Time doubtless has shaped the memories.  My own cultural background and upbringing shaped the observations.  Take it with however many grains of salt you wish … ~~~      They … Continue reading

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