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Overreacting

      I still don’t know how I missed that pesky mosquito I was so certain I had dead to rights when I awoke at first light that murky Monday morning.  And if I missed, which I did, where … Continue reading

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The Space Between Washing and Drying

      At the spiffy new educational digs of the recently contrived non-profit California corporation, the Thee Tawny Owl Institute of High Flying Wisdom and Rising Consciousness, which had been artfully carved with a spade and a rake out of … Continue reading

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Leaking From The Ears

   The inspiration that ultimately led to the ritual ground breaking ceremony for the Thee Tawny Owl Institute of High Flying Wisdom and Rising Consciousness started out curiously enough with a few injuries I suffered upon falling out of an oak … Continue reading

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In The Area Of Uplift

     The yang twin came home from middle school and farted with jubilation. The decibel level, combined with longevity, was pretty high up there. Conservatively, I gave it a nine. Then he laughed his little ass off, which was … Continue reading

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Needed To Say

      “Needless to say, Moses was wrong, Jesus was wrong, Muhammed was wrong, all the saints were wrong, all the sinners were wrong, all the spies, the stalkers, the madmen, the starving and voracious were wrong, Galileo was … Continue reading

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A Gathering of the Hemlock Society

     The tween twins arrived home after a typical day at middle school.  They agreed not much had gone down.  That is how typical usually goes. More had yet to come.  That meant nothing but the usual clang and … Continue reading

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Who Believes In Ghosts?

      I had a dream about the ghost of the old hippie lady exiled from Berkeley for insufficient collectivist spirit, not to mention less than rousing progressive activism, who lived in a ramshackle house on this hill overlooking … 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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Education in Thee Cause of High Flying Birds

     I was reaching for a bottle of brown beer that had the potential to save my life near the end of a dry day when it tipped over like the waning afternoon and dribbled into the dirt.  Something … Continue reading

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If We All Came Out of Africa

If we all came out of Africa eons ago wobbling on mushy, inadequate stumps and brains, and only starting to stand erect, which we did, (even the creamy colored doughboys who claim to be pure white, whatever the hell that … Continue reading

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