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The Kiss Messenger by
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Prompted By Fame

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I wasn’t smitten by love or lust, but fame, especially when well-deserved, can be, well… awesome.
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Placerville, 1888 — Galoots in mud boots by
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Prompted By Vintage Photos

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I had no idea that part of me had come from this place, a California boardwalk town in the northern Sierras. I’d grown up in Massachusetts. Save for one trip to California when I was 10, I knew California as a distant, colorful place that gift packages materialized from, sent by my West Coast aunts…
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The Lost Coast by
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Prompted By The Twilight Zone

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The darkness stretches away in a perfect circle.
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Time is a river… by
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. . . a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already gone past. — Marcus Aurelius
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Sunday Morning at the Monarch Diner by
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Prompted By Restaurants

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Ten years feels like an eternity at that age.
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Cranking it out — a reflection on the end of work by
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Prompted By Retirement

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Is this retirement? I ask. Nah.
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One year later… tremendo aché by
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Prompted By A Year in the Life

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"Oh, I think the Haitians know how to take care of themselves."
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My friend by
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Prompted By Marijuana

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Season after season, he perfects his crop amidst civilization's sturm und drang.
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Technology — Hydra’s extropic head by
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Prompted By Technology

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Extropy — an evolving system of tools, methods, and techniques guided by values and standards intended to improve the human condition.
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Recollections: Rocked in Time — blues beginnings… by
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The boy rocked in time to the music, rump bouncing against the back of a ruptured easy chair. He pushed a mouth harp across tiny teeth, accompanying a blues singer over the pops and scratches of a fast-revolving 78-rpm record. The harmonica’s discordant moan caught the rhythm, modality, and feel of the music and bounced…
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