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Log 23: To Safety. To War.

Maid Flora and I rode her beast-wagon back to the House of Lopez – now become the Infirmary of Lopez. The moment we arrived, she dashed within to check on her brothers; I followed more slowly to allow them some time as an uninterrupted family. 3,190 more words

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Sail Log of the "Ellis Island II"- Redondo Beach to Catalina Island, California

We chartered our old faithful, Elis Island II, out of our home port of King Harbor. We enjoyed a 3 night, 4 day sail exploring Catalina Island. 402 more words

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Log 21: A Heated Discussion

In the heat of the moment, my mind racing but still not keeping pace with events, I chose caution as my watchword: though I suspected the ruffian’s voice was the one I had heard that day outside the garradge, and I was even more suspicious of the colored headscarves that resembled the cloth worn by the man killed by us at the Glass Palace, I was not positive these men here and now were enemies, and so I did not act precipitously – though I lost the element of surprise, therefore. 2,451 more words

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Escape Pod

The escape pod’s ramp lay open, ready to swallow me whole. I didn’t know where it was going to take me. Rocketed to a dark black hole, perhaps? 383 more words

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24 Little Hours

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Ma Beloved And Beautiful Asiatic Black Bebies!

I had a wonderful day yesterday and I pray you all had just as wonderful a day as I did. 2,875 more words

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Reflections

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ~Mark Twain…

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Log #19: Mutiny

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Date: 4 July 2011

Location: Miami, Florida

Conditions: Betrayed, bereft, abandoned. Determined nonetheless.

It has required much of the past two days to unknot the tangles in my memory, to see through the snarled skeins and remember: who betrayed me, and how. 2,091 more words

Damnation Kane