Monthly Archives: July 2016

We Wizards Who Write Magic

When I was a little boy my daddy told me about a tree where the devil lived. It was behind town, back between the river and the jungle in that clearing where nothing grew. There Satan would hold court; and … Continue reading

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A Thank You Note To My Companions

“Life is a journey” nighttime soap writers like to have their attractive characters say; always a metaphor for something easy and luxurious. Quiet drives along the Pacific Coast Highway, holding hands, stopping along the way beside the mansions of Laguna … Continue reading

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Our Love

Love. Epic and quiet. Silent and triumphant. Forever. Not because you wanted it; accidental. No arbitrary date, no atonement for an act of abandon or response to an apology – not a facile request. Love now and forever. Not because … Continue reading

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The Kidnapping of Venezuela

I’m guessing most of you have never been kidnapped. I sure haven’t. I’ve been held by angry mobs a few times (long story) but never really kidnapped. However, enough friends of mine have that I know second-hand what it’s like. … Continue reading

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The Hobbit – A Book Review

“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly west. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a … Continue reading

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On Trade, and Other Confusing Things

I once was on a business trip to La Paz, Bolivia. This remarkable Andean country is maybe the most unique in the Americas. The city of La Paz was built upon a crevice in the Andes Mountains that climbs for … Continue reading

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There’s Always A Darkness

“There’s a specter haunting Europe – the specter of communism.” With these words Karl Marx began a global political movement that would end up taking more than a hundred million lives; that would destroy families and ravage countries prosperous and … Continue reading

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