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Why History? Why Learning?

So, I stumbled across the Shindo Renmei. An interesting group that sprang out of an interesting set of circumstances. It is a peculiarity in the truest sense of the word. Absolutely dependent on the specifics of its time and place. That is the case…

The Cottage – Chapter Thirty – (Short Story)

The cottage seemed even emptier than before. Luckadoo’s party had pressing matters across the pond. They did not tarry long. It was annoying. Everything was always open ended. Just left there laying vague and cryptic. It felt like trying to get a direct answer…

Under Construction – Up Since Three

I sit staring at a hotel curtain. The pattern reminds me of birch trees. Beyond are some Loblolly pines and Carolina starlight. The room has that new plaster smell that reminds me of the apartment I stayed at while working at a fiberglass plant….

Milk-Bar Clausewitzes

It’s been 15 years since ‘Team America World Police’ taught us the meaning of patriotism.  It’s heartening to see that the seeds of freedom it planted continue to blossom in the hearts of keyboard warriors across this brave land of ours. I decided to…

Catch Phrases (Poem)

  All the well wishers came by again All the tales Came by to sigh again When all else fails If there’s a dreary rain They’ll fill your sails With hot air again Transported past all ails All along the main Yea, the well…

Plumbing Woes

My funky psychedelic 1977 open concept house has even funkier plumbing. A flange leak and several pinholes on the coppers went undetected long enough to rot the floor in the hallway bathroom. I’m currently staying at a hotel while insurance sends out the mitigation…

Hollow Dignity (Poem)

Wispy Gossamer thing I call your name Your name is pride How fragile thy wing Will it lift to fame For honor you tried Squared away, halo effecting Dignity’s shame Drowned by the tide Of all you’re neglecting I call you by name O…