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Sentient Beings Of The Multiverse

     Adrift in the vast middle of nowhere in his mind, which had veered off in a nebulous direction of its own choosing, and with nothing better to do, the leftover moving parts of First Person Singular attempted to make … Continue reading

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As The Mud Massed

     It started out as one of those days. Now, it’s too late to turn back. Rain was falling heedlessly like skewered spit. I knew immediately when I became all wet and soggy. None of the active faults in … Continue reading

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Jackshit

     Now that the latter day hipster with no need to embrace any stinking cause has completed conquest of the worldwide globe like swirly gluten-free cupcakes with cutting edge icing but no extravagant cherry on top, it can no … 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 Catastrophe of 1949

    What came to be known among the owls in the Santa Cruz Mountains as the Catastrophe of 1949 began when a certain John Doefus, who woke up that morning next to his lumpy yet settled wife Jane, and … 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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to Heaven

The tawny owl was sitting in the tallest redwood tree in the ravine next to my house, more than a hundred feet in the air, listening to Albert King declare with conviction, “Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody … Continue reading

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The Essential Bounty of Slime

I have lately been trying to find patterns to think about over and over in the observation of what is called nature by humans outside of my locked door.  In my opinion, I was having a pretty good day at … Continue reading

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Swagger and a Shimmy

     The second growth redwood trees that grow near my house, most of which spring right out of the massive stumps of the original trees that were clear cut to rebuild San Francisco after the earthquake of 1906, are … Continue reading

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