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“Life’s Illusions”

This was written on March 30, but I was away from my good WiFi connection and couldn’t get it posted. One of my favorite short stories is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s fantasy, “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment.” Unfortunately, unless you had an abusive American … Continue reading

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“Give It All”

April is National Poetry Month.  So….   “Give It All” You know it’s right there if you reach out your hand the dream is so real and it’s all you can feel then you find out it’s a castle of … Continue reading

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“Let Me”

When you are brave, let me stand with you; When you are afraid, let me shelter you; When you care for others, let me care for you; When you are in pain, let me ease your hurt; When you love, … Continue reading

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“Break”

What used to be my formal living room is now my billiards room.  Full-sized pool table, a couple of bar tables with high chairs (Husker logos included), sound, TV.  One room of my two-story “man cave.”  Sometimes when I need … Continue reading

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“It’s a Wonder We’re Still Alive”

When hints of warm weather finally start to tease us in late March, the buzz-saw irritation of accelerating motorcycles punctuates the usual drone of nearby traffic.  I am often reminded by both the fickle changes in the weather and the … Continue reading

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“No Two Alike”

I just looked out my window at the streetlamp across the street and discovered that it’s snowing.  Humidity is high, so the flakes are mostly those big, fat wet ones characteristic of spring.  Usually this prompts me to take an … Continue reading

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“Restoration, Rejuvenation, Reinvention”

Old buildings have always fascinated me.  When I was a kid, I used to search for old abandoned farmhouses where I was sure I’d find all sorts of interesting things—yellowed newspapers stuffed in the walls, tools or toys or items … Continue reading

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“Denial”

Here’s a bit of Irish melancholy at the end of St. Patrick’s Day: “Denial” Seconds, minutes, hours, days with no sign from you. I convince myself again you are trying to convince yourself   your arms don’t hold the same hungry longing for the … Continue reading

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“Self-Convinced”

After several hours of deep immersion in a scene I was writing recently, I needed a break and, as I often do, adjourned to one of my favorite pubs for some libation, relaxation, music, and conversation.  Once seated and sipping, … Continue reading

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“Out of Darkness-II”

It’s seven o’clock in the morning.  Cold, so the custodian let several of the kids in to let them get warm.  The usual crowd of freshmen and a few sophomores had been dumped on the curb by parents going to … Continue reading

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