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Ola Mae’s Figs

We lived in a one bedroom flat nestled in the rafters of a three-car garage behind a boxy duplex near the university. We could catch a bus at Hildebrand or San Pedro to take us most of the places we … Continue reading

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Chasing Zephyr

Some parents use television sets as a babysitter. My mother used books. Some stolen seconds between changing the baby’s diaper and washing the laundry and scrubbing the toilet and fixing the dinner and sweeping the floors, folding clothes, and mopping, … Continue reading

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Spreading the Minotaur

The Gypsy called with a question sparked by her Classical Studies class. My family thinks I am a font of worthless knowledge. Mainly because I am a font of worthless knowledge. The joke is I’ve “won” roughly $10 million on … Continue reading

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Approaching Paris

Let me climb inside this hole and die Then maybe there’s an end To all the pointed barbs I feel— Sebastian bleeding in his field— And all the Hydra-headed Hope That proves to be No more than Just Pretend. What … Continue reading

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Persephone’s Homecoming

      The Vernal Equinox occurred at a few minutes before noon, my time, yesterday.       Astronomically, the equinox is that point in earth’s orbit around the Sun when the equatorial plane passes the center of the Sun. At that point, … Continue reading

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Apples of Gold for the Dragon

Twice in the course of the past week I have encountered discussions of the Genesis “Fall of Humankind1” story. Both discussions featured popular cultural misconceptions of the narrative. These misconceptions have inspired me to offer a Mark’s Biblical Corner installment … Continue reading

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Catching the Bull at 4 (AM)

This morning I saw Jupiter in Taurus.  I say that like it’s unusual, but its been there for a while.  I became cognizant of their proximity because I was using my smart phone star map app.  (Which I love.) I … Continue reading

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