Monthly Archives: June 2019

That Eternal Question

Do you ever wonder about greatness? How about mediocrity? I have been considering these things lately – as I grow older and the future ceases to be laid out in a great plane of opportunity before me. As the path … Continue reading

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Moby Dick

This book was not easy to read. Melville is certainly erudite and has a prodigious command of the English language; but the prose is not beautiful, nor is the structure of the novel commanding. The word count on Moby Dick … Continue reading

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Art Predicting Life in Venezuela – On Predictive Fiction

“He withdrew from his satchel his old notebooks, writings that had begun in prison and extended through his wanderings across the country, from the deceased general’s lair of sumptuous violence, to the self-governed villages attempting to free themselves from the … Continue reading

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Ancient Battles Underground – A Poem

Ancient battles, under ground; The living they hear not a sound; Voices plead in soft despair; Telling those who come “beware!” “Here were fallen men of old;” The tortured tales to living told; “They fought for things that had no … Continue reading

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I Will Write More of Africa

I will be writing more about Africa. For I am to leave this place, and proximately she will exist only in my memories; in my hopes for a better tomorrow and in my sadness at things unchanged, at suffering unstemmed … Continue reading

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To Talk of Many Things… (Vol. #2 – Overton)

“The eldest Oyster looked at him, But never a word he said: The eldest Oyster winked his eye, And shook his heavy head–“ And our wars of culture rage. But who knew we were fighting over a window? Specifically the … Continue reading

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To Talk of Many Things… (Vol. #1 – Obstruction)

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings— Each morning as the African mists release their hold on the stories-high trees just visible over the concertina-crowned walls of my … Continue reading

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