Living With Symbols

Our weather may be a bit schizophrenic, but that’s just a symbol to remind us of how to deal with changing times. This quote sums that up pretty well. We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They […]

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Confessions of Darkness

The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens There’s absolutely nothing wrong with genre fiction. It serves the same need that most movies do, i.e., pure entertainment, and it doesn’t need to be well written in order to claim an audience. But when genre fiction is well written, it transcends genre and deepens its literary merit. […]

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The Art of Living

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec ~ We’ve all heard the old saw that aging isn’t for sissies. That saying connotes that there’s a lot to be dealt with in dodging the landmines your DNA, your environment and history, lay on you. As the […]

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Back At It

Not that I haven’t been working, you understand. Selling a house, putting a van-load of possessions in storage, taking up a bucolic residence forty miles away while tussling with the builder of my new residence, then getting all that stuff out of storage and unpacking it has been WORK! There’s still work to do in […]

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I think Lucinda is probably right –  – I feel some new chapters churning inside, ready for the light of day. Any time there’s a major change, whether it’s going into a relationship, getting out of a relationship, moving to a new city, a death — that usually provides a catalyst for an explosion of […]

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