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HANGING

He was back from Vietnam before Christmas that year.  A Marine. His smile was rictus-like. That is, his teeth were clenched and his jaw muscles tight, so that the smile, if that was what it was, appeared sinister.  He moved awkwardly, talked … Continue reading

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Mother’s Ashes

February 19, 2024 I’m a bit early with my remembering of Mother’s passing. It was 2009, March 2. In October of that year, close friends Karen James and Candace Sweet accompanied me on a road trip to New Mexico.  Mother loved … Continue reading

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HISTORY WITH DOGS

February 19, 2024 Draft Photographs: Dr. Louanna Pettay (above) and Lillith in McArthur, Ohio visiting Aunt Dorothy PART I Mac Alpine ‘s Brigadoon MacTavish was a registered AKC Scottie dog, born in Beavercreek, Ohio. I had recently seen Brigadoon on … Continue reading

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Politics

The Fallen Herd No thunder and clatter,The shape of their mournful low Drifts over them. A feckless dog, Red tongue lolling, spouting drivel, Got them here. Where there is naught but bristlegrass and vetch. A shabby longing, and the dog, … Continue reading

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ODETTA and MAXINE

Llyn De Danaan Odetta at Maxine Mimms’ 80th birthday party (De Danaan) Maxine Mimms on Oyster Bay, 2010 (De Danaan) ODETTA and MAXINE      by  LLyn De Danaan “Nearly three decades following the launch of her career in folk song, in 1982 Odetta … Continue reading

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TOE

TOE The somatization of despair Prologue When I was a small child, my family drove past an imposing brick building on our way home to Dayton , Ohio from Columbus. This was called, when I was a child, The Ohio … Continue reading

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BUNGLE

Without going into the details and ideology of the birth chart, you must know, in order to understand Janine’s life, a few basics. Those who read the stars, sometimes for a living, determine one’s zodiac sign and the placement of … Continue reading

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Fifty Seconds to 104

Fifty Seconds Til 104: A Report “The person retains the illusion of having a body, but that perception is no longer derived from the senses. The perceived world may resemble the world he or she generally inhabits while awake, but … Continue reading

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Judo, Mr Weewart, Zane and I

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For Our Short Fiction Class: Creative Responses to the Stories

You have been given tools for analysis (the YouTube videos) and these will be useful to prepare for our brief Zoom discussions or responses you send to me or each other. But consider more creative responses: These, too, may be … Continue reading

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