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Grottos and Literature

Literary Grottos Somewhere between Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Dante’s Inferno, I developed a love for grottos, for garden grottos, and though even more rare, grotto gardens. Though the reference may seem obscure, while reading Inferno in high school, a discussion of the brief … Continue reading

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The Five Senses

How well do you know the five senses? How do they shape your reality? Does cilantro taste like one of the most delightful herbs ever, or does it taste like soap to you? For about twenty percent of humans, cilantro … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy 2457754.5 ≤ t < 2458119.5!!! (i.e. Happy New Year 2017! (for the Gregorians)) With hopes that you have a healthful, happy, prosperous, productive, plentiful, bountiful, blessed, splendiferous, scrumdidliumptuous, super spectacular next orbit (year) ahead! (NB: See http://www.nr.com/julian.html for a converter, … Continue reading

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Why do you write?

A friend recently posted a question: “Why do you write?” Here is a copy of my reply. What about you? Why do you write? When I meditate, I let go of my attachment to follow the would-be train of thoughts. … Continue reading

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All Down At Once

In the play and film Amadeus by Peter Shaffer, the character Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart says: “Look at us! Four gaping mouths. What a perfect quartet! I’d love to write it – just this second of time, this now, as you are! … Continue reading

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software

Software is fiction crossbred with certain peculiar strains of nonfiction that result in the manifestation of realities, both ephemeral and fleeting, yet sometimes indelibly changing the world. Sometimes a story of software, an app, suits itself well to a set … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016

Happy 2457388.5 ≤ t < 2457754.5!!! (i.e. Happy New Year 2016! (for the Gregorians)) With hopes that you have a prosperous, productive, plentiful, healthful, bountiful, blessed, splendiferous, scrumdidliumptuous, super spectacular next orbit (year) ahead! (NB: See http://www.nr.com/julian.html for a converter, … Continue reading

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