• Archive for April, 2017

    Going to Seminary

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    I think often of certain moments back when I was in seminary in the Bay Area in the early 1990’s, and am reminded what an important period those years were in my life. Going away to seminary, it was my first time “living away from home”, in a real sense. I completed college in...

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    A Heart In Flight Is A Poor Lover

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    I was sitting out at dinner tonight, alone, as is my usual deal, thinking about that circumstance, when the words went through my head. “It’s your own fault.” If you sit at dinner alone, it’s your own fault. If you live alone, it’s your own fault. If you spend too much time alone, it’s...

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    Script Revisited

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    Sadly, I think it’s been over two months since I’ve read any more in my Bautista book, which means it’s been about that long since I’ve even thought about that screenplay idea. On the positive side, I did finish the third/half of the book that was pretty much narrative about his life. The following...

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    Fraternity Life

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    A video circulated online today that I thought captured, to some extent, why I like baseball quite a bit. The video is of young Houston Astro Carlos Correa driving the ball deep into the outfield, and he trots it out for a double. He is greeted at second by fellow young player/All Star/wunderkind Francisco...

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    Sing, Little Sparrow

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    Sing, little sparrow, morning’s come on. The branches are blowing, here comes the dawn. The hounds will soon find me, my run will be done. I will float down the river in the afternoon sun. I was never a killer, my hands loved to work. I stole nothing wrongly, I learned from the Word....

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    Ode to the Common Plague

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    Sarah Cantata sang a sonata before she was caught by the flu. Hans Amanaster, a Cyprian Pastor, well, it found its way to him too. Mel Putnam Bailey took vitamins daily hoping to escape that great blight. He oft saw the doctor and gargled salt water and still, the flu found him one night....

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    Night at the Park

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    We went because my mom was offered some tickets from her dentist. The Albuquerque Isotopes played the Tacoma Rainiers tonight in Isotope Park. The weather was cool and lightly breezy and early springlike and perfect. It was enjoyable because my friend Brian joined us, and my Mom likes to call him Markypoo because he...

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    Concordia

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    Tonight was a special treat for me. Brian and Ron from the old game group came over this evening, along with Kyle, a guy from the dance club the club president told me like board gaming as well, and I got to break out a very popular and somewhat hard-to-find game called Concordia. The...

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    Pulling the Thread

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    I regularly experience in my writing process that if, say, I tell myself I want to write a short story, I’ll have a quick clear thought about what it should be. In my head I see a character have an experience, and they are changed. BAM! There it is! The automatic short story is...

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    Lost and Found

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    It started because as I was leaving the house this morning, I grabbed my laptop in the laptop bag so I could do a little writing later. What I needed, though, was not in the laptop bag, where I thought I had left it. It wasn’t there. I looked around the house in the...

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