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Outtakes and Afterthoughts

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My editor had me cut the manuscript by some 15%. So there are a lot of outtakes. I’ve also had many an afterthought. So I’ll share some of both, beginning with my father. The process of writing a memoir revealed many hidden things. The most interesting of which was the many parallels in the lives of my father and myself as, most amazingly, we both: lived in Palo Alto, went up to Alaska, and smoked marijuana. An afterthought is that we both married late; he was 43 and I was 37. And a new one, just thought of, we both were poker...

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There is no greater love

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Spirituality | 0 comments

There is no greater love

We had always promised my daughter to get a dog and so when she was 10 and we moved to Albuquerque it was time to do so. Jason came out of the litter of “tiny tea cup” schnauzers, went to Sima and licked her hand and we took him even though he had a cough.  Surviving pneumonia, Jason did not become Sima’s dog he became mine. He was my constant and faithful companion for fourteen years. His nickname was El Loco and his antics always amused me, such as running in circles around the furniture in the living room until exhausted....

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MAY ALL THE WORLD

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

May all the world be growing green, in  every single pastoral scene.   May all the world be pure and blue, for sea and sky in azure hue.   May all the world be yellow bright, and all the people full of light.   May all the world be seen as one, each and every mother’s son.   May all the world at peace at last, be free of all its sorrows past.   May all the world be thus and so, on and on our love doth...

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