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Rosebuds Bow Courteously

Quote: The pasture pond was unruffled but had the prickly surface caused by raindrops, and it seemed bereft without geese. The sky was a gloomy grey.

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A Few Words On Karma

In a recent discussion, a friend asked me about my thoughts on the nature of karma. Quoting an excerpt from Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson, he referred to karma as a “blind machine”. 488 more words

Ghosted

As I sit here listening to a sad song on repeat, the only thing keeping my soul warm is a glass of rum and coke. Every now and then I glance over my shoulder to see if my phone’s screen has lit up, meaning a notification of some kind; hopefully, of course, a text message.  419 more words

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127 years

An historic building (127 years old) stood here until recently. SE Belmont St. in Portland is nearly unrecognizable. This emptiness will soon be filled and it will be as if the history of this place never happened. 33 more words

Oregon

THE GHOST OF ST. CRISPIN

St. Crispins is a former mental hospital on the outskirts of the English town of Northampton.

It is situated on the fringe of the historic berry wood forest and on raised ground with splendid views across the Nene valley. 851 more words

Story Telling

Quarterly Media Review

By rights this re-view ought to include the many articles that have been assigned reading for the Environmental Humanities (MOOC) course I began in January run by the University of New South Wales via the UK platform, FutureLearn. 481 more words

Orient Express

Both Sides Now

I have such a fascination with life, and hopefully it shows in everything I do, say, and create. It always strikes me how unpredictable and difficult life can be, and how we really, truly only have ourselves. 774 more words

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