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A Very Short Short Story

August 4, 2012 All week, I’ve tried to think of something to say that hasn’t been said, dozens of times before – most of it by better minds than mine. I’ve come up blank. I have a fair grasp of … Continue reading

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Ants, Happiness and The End Is Nigh

June 5, 2010 Reading widely and observing often – people, animals, plants, my garden, it doesn’t matter what – are critical pursuits for a writer.  I’ve found they come in handy for doomers, too.  Fortunately, I enjoy both in that … Continue reading

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Such a Tragedy

May 15, 2010 We love a good tragedy, those stories in which the hero’s journey ends in the hero’s death or destruction by some trait in his own character that, under the circumstances of the journey, push him or her … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

May 8, 2010 “In the beginning”, Saint John tells us in his gospel, “was the Word.”  Now, I’m not a religious person, but I’ve always found that simple statement compelling.  Over the years, I’ve pondered the statement from both a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Conflicted Doomer

Doom and The Hero’s Journey Over our lifetimes, we list many roles in our resumes: child, parent; student, teacher; spouse, divorcee; reader, writer … Well, you get the idea.  As I approach seventy, with my son grown and filling out … Continue reading

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