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Touch Him, Touch Him

I’ve been having vivid nap dreams for weeks, and today’s, when I woke up, made me exclaim, for in the dream, as I watched my friend Ken sort through old newspapers, his clipping scissors at the ready, in his plaid … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

Former Saturday Night Live actor Jay Pharoah was recently pulled over while jogging, by LA cops, as a suspect in a crime. Pharoah was let go after they Googled him, but. Given the state of this country, I have used … Continue reading

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I Heart Huckabee

As per Mike Huckabee’s comments, I feel it is time to come clean. I apologize to all those on the right. CNN is paying me $100 a day–tax free–to hate Donald Trump. I fell into this welfare scheme, and I … Continue reading

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Evensong

In afternoon the sky was turquoise At sunset, fire;   Hummingbirds flitted and fought Light to shadow, A fat, ambling racoon contemplated The sunflower feeder Hanging like a temptress above it; And there was the saw song of insects, Philosopher … Continue reading

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Band on the Run

I was on the Genehouse walk on Wednesday, River Road walk east to LaVista Park, when I came upon a curious sight. Lining the bottom of the bluff was a fabric-like white fence (it had a slight charge of electricity … Continue reading

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The Saints

Louisville, Kentucky went up in flames over the last few days. The initial protest mirrored every other protest around the country, over the knee-to-the-neck murder of Minneapolis African American citizen George Floyd. But on Sunday night, the protest turned inward. … Continue reading

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#1087

Most police officers will never pull their guns on someone, much less shoot. But, when you read about rogue officers, they almost always have shootings in their past. Most recent case in point, Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, badge number 1087, … Continue reading

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Birth

I was walking in LaVista Park, swiping biting black flies as I went. At the park’s lower entrance, I relocated an eastern brown snake. It was stretched out, the size of a nightcrawler, and someone was going to step on … Continue reading

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What I have Seen

I have been hiking for over fifty years. I was lucky enough to have friends and family living near wild places, so I could hike to exhaustion and sleep in a bed. New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Virginia, California, Washington, New … Continue reading

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Cluck! Cluck!

There is a reason why gun violence will go on in perpetuity: White people. It is in the interest of white people to cluck their tongues righteously when reporters ask them about gun violence. It is also in the interest … Continue reading

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