Tag Archives: California

Had It Up To Here

      At least two fully formed adult human bodies, one a single mother of once normal stature who featured an identifiable rash on her chafed thighs, and the other a recently diagnosed small man with a massive behavioral … Continue reading

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The Match Ignites

       There used to be a lot of  pleasantries exchanged in the neighborhood, virtually all neighborhoods if truth be told, as it must, sort of, on a controlled and responsible basis.  That is, until tidbits of eerie muckraking … Continue reading

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Objects In Mirror May Not Be As Dumb As They Appear

       In the type of sweeping pronouncement that the tawny owl often likes to make from one of the higher perches in the redwood tree overlooking my back door, and which I usually swallow whole, with no choking, he … Continue reading

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Balancing the Scales

     It’s preternaturally hard to say but it’s likely I was not paying serious attention to my environment.  It happens, I admit.  How could I maintain my asymmetrical face and crooked grin otherwise? Inside my head, where the action … Continue reading

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The Continuing Catastrophe of 1949 That Refuses to End

     After the last pop, it became dark.  But not just any dark.  The night sky achieved a magnitude of darkness that often renders humans astonishingly blind, stupid, fearful, vacuous, and bereft, a deep and still darkness that comes from … Continue reading

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So Nearly Far Away

     There were isolated moments during the first night after his return from the annual conclave of top level raptors at the highest point in California, Mt. Whitney, when I could hear the tawny owl hooting from one of … Continue reading

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