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Nope – its mine!

Its not easy writing about nothing. That’s what a cowpoke was saying as I entered the frame of a dream.  Vaguely handsome, intensely laconic, he was balancing on a folding chair, learning backwards, his...

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The Star Maker

One night when I had tasted bitterness I went out onto the hill.  Dark heather checked my feet.  Below marched the suburban street lamps.  Windows, their curtains drawn, were shut eyes, inwardly watching the...

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Blue Spruce Bonsai

Here is my blue spruce – rescued from a dumpster – maybe 30 years old     2012   2014 after a pretty good trim   2014   2015 – looking a little sparse...

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Most interesting man in the world

That’s Peter Freuchen and his wife Dagmar Freuchen-Gale, in a photo taken by Irving Penn. Freuchen is a top candidate for the Most Interesting Man in the World. Standing six feet seven inches, Freuchen...

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Welcome Christmas – bring your cheer!

Christmas is close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it is the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year is preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and...

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The Outsider Colin Wilson Passes

British writer and philosopher Colin Wilson and one of my favorite authors in my, umm,  formative years, passed over the weekend.  Back in those days, I was much given to exploring physic phenomena, mysticism and...