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A Big Head

    What are the odds? A speck of dust traveling in the one known multiverse with no beginning and no end, starting out deep and wide, and ending up straight and narrow, grabs me where one small silly sun don’t … Continue reading

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One Equinox Or The Other

      The most recent gathering of the loosely affiliated millionaires who smoke weed in Santa Cruz County, not an organization in any ordinary sense of the word, but a coalescence of copacetic spirits, sort of, in which the … Continue reading

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The Wrong Man

     The owls in the forest were hooting asymmetrically like Charles Mingus and his quasi-big band at Carnegie Hall, but it wasn’t the same without the tawny owl guiding the woodwinds. Sleep flickered dully against me like a butterfly … Continue reading

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Hanging With Venus

     It started with a few small fish short of a billion anchovies.  Momentum can shift just like that, oddly.  Though small, the anchovies packed a powerful wallop when engineered into a vast odorific ball. Monterey Bay was percolating … Continue reading

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My Back Door

     The tawny owl was silent but I knew he was up and out there.  He was perched in the redwood tree that grows near my back door, gauging the prickly currents of candescence that were arriving from the … Continue reading

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The Facts, Jack

     The morning after brought pain.  Joints and junctures were muddled and misaligned.  The easy answers fizzled.  Understandably, suffering followed soon thereafter.  Not even the most devout humans who prostrate mindlessly at the knees can ignore that one. The … Continue reading

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Every Which Way

    I was having a dream.  Unless what I was having was no dream.  Unless the stuff of dreams is more or less the same stuff as the other stuff, only mixed differently, prior to settling.  Like light, velocity, … Continue reading

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One Step Into One Space at One Time

     The tawny owl was trying to extract the simplest point from a complex polyhedron in a pair of twin spiral galaxies that shook him like the A train going downtown in his nether regions.  I was surprised to … Continue reading

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Geometry, Astronomy, Arithmetic, Music

     I had never seen the tawny owl at such a distance, nor through such a maze of diaphanous air.  A funky breeze was blowing croupy toots from below the level of dirt and the ramifications of the cosmic … Continue reading

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All the Evidence Fit to Believe

I could tell something freaky was going down, coming from way out there, perhaps cosmic dust from Galaxy NGC3314a was crackling wise.  Or it could be NGC3314b.  Or something amiss in one of the explosive spirals that the tawny owl … Continue reading

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