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  Old ideas are rewritten, reexamined and metaphors created. Did primitive humans really have time to contemplate the idea of monogamy, non-monogamy and intimacy in their transient, raw struggle to live in the natural world?  Are such concepts purposeless to the ancient male and female searching the land and seascape for their next meal? Partnerships […]

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  When I was younger I always thought my face in the mirror was just a facsimile of me, the real me was the one that was doing the looking so as a balance to the surface of things I grew my mind and then a recent birthday occurred. I approached the mirror as if […]

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  Tell her I am leaving now, a cause long forgotten slowly seeps back into my brain as I step over a mangled, dead body lying in the street a human soul bleeds another religious holiday arrives woven in a tapestry of stone, wire and bullets and a child dies of hunger a veteran of […]

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Emigration etymologically is from the late Latin, probably in the 17thcentury, and means to depart from a place. The word immigration etymologically is also rooted in the 17thcentury and essentially means to move to a place. Thousands of years before the 1600s people moved about from one place to another before there was land with […]

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    Being pro-life on the surface promises a sensitive and courageous philosophical posture to be translated into a compassionate, humane act; Yet, the textures possess burdensome queries with the potential of tragic, collateral effects.   Does the posture become lost in the hypocrisy of translation for isn’t pro-life more than being – pro-birth, doesn’t […]

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  It really matters not where the embrace took place, only that it did. Perhaps it was just a chimera, a spiritual mist left over from a previous engagement in the narthex of my mind. Or was it hope misplaced. Hope can be a singular, optimistic, on the edge, dangling noun, if such a thing […]

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  Posture appears to dictate be seated or stand as you wish or somewhere in between, perhaps the compassionate lotus position with deep breaths will accommodate, free to think your thoughts; as the curtain raises on the political theater of your mind interviews, interrogatories and the emotive sighs of a trial simulation of democracy at work and […]

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  I drove west on the interstate under an early morning mist. I like Movement. It’s  core to my wiring, even when the liberty associated with it, may itself be a philosophical illusion. If I’m not physically moving my brain is still engaged in a movement that transcends the physical space around me. As a young […]

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    Quelle: The German for source, spring, well, fount, headwaters, fountainhead, origin. A single event in life can be more enigmatic than a work of fiction. This one occurred in August of this year while engaged in researching a ghostwriting project for a person in New York City. A distinguished older man sat on […]

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Compassion by L J Frank

Recently, I was asked about my philosophical approach to dying and death by a person who works in an environment that serves people whose families are unable to care for their loved ones or those who were deserted by society and exist without family or friends. My anecdotal thoughts: practically speaking, dying and death are inevitable. […]

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  Early morning walk on the sand grains of a Lake Huron beach with a gentle breeze embracing my skin, the fragrance of nearby tall white pines filling my nostrils, while a single seagull walks a non-linear path, looks over and continues her morning search, a flock of Canadian geese fly over-head v shaped, honking, otherwise, just the sound of waves […]

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  A black and white photograph alone on a dresser without clothes in an empty clapboard house the genes of a forgotten past a period in history filled with hurt, the forlorn captured in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.   The wind howled across the fields a dustbowl shattered lives tattered garments covering skeletons of […]

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A query: How many Congressional finance Bills are written by corporate lobbyists? Who stands to benefit the most? The most recent sweeping tax reform: “To provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018” (or as Senator Bernie Sanders points out: 13% Middle Class Tax […]

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I was born in a country with political boundaries and within a capitalistic system. Capitalism is based on profit. A number of economists suggest capitalism is necessary for survival at least to a degree. In the extreme, it encourages greed. In such a system, one is a political and an economic creation as much as […]

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Early morning. A light rain embraced the forest. The wetness was warm to the skin, emitting a damp fragrance, filling my nostrils with the scent of fertile soil. I walked to a nearby mountain stream to listen to the rushing water splash over boulders and birds chirping from the hardwood branches above. I gazed at scattered […]

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