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Dancing With Dragons; Overcoming Angels

There are spring afternoons when the Sky is a crisp, azure linen that Zephyrus spreads over earth’s four corners as fluffy cirrus and cumulus and cirrocumulus clouds tumble like a litter of kittens across it. It’s a blue too bright … Continue reading

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A Super Bowl Poem

The Lord G-d Almighty Dons His form-fit football jersey Emblazoned with the numeral “1”– Which is an inside joke, Him being the One G-d, and all– And his team-colors triangle Pennant on a stick (Another inside joke, you know). He … Continue reading

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Blogging Kansas City

Blogging Kansas City                 I ran a rare errand into Kansas City today. Down to the Westport neighborhood—a neighborhood which was once an independent town in its own right—which launched a thousand ships across a sea of prairie grasses, wheeled … Continue reading

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Janus the Capricious

(or Resolutions Sicklied Over With a Pale Cast of Thought) This field has lain fallow a long time. Time to put hand to plough again. Going into the Holidays I started sketching a couple essays. intending to start the New … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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The Meandering Musings of an Absentee Father

Originally posted on makingchickensalad:
This essay is a reprise from another blog I had a couple years ago.It seemed appropriate, today.(Photo courtesy of my dear friend, Lance Apple, the very present father of two fine young men.) I come from…

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Days End

The western horizon Swallows the sun Casting long shadows in my Unlit parlor. Darkness slowly reaches her long arms To embrace me And just as I decide To succumb to her infernal seductions My dog lays his muzzleIn my lap … Continue reading

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Come, let us die with him

  Today is the Feast Day of St. Thomas. Most Americans know the proverbial phrase Doubting Thomas. It is all most people—church-going Christians or not—know about the man.   According to all four of the canonical gospels Thomas was one … 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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Steering Between Scylla and Charybdis

 I am not a good man. Oh, I want to think of myself as an ethical, compassionate individual. I advocate for the poor and dispossessed. I vote for candidates who support a strong safety net for those same people. But … Continue reading

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