Category Archives: Literature

The Boneyard – A Poem

Old champions from battles surrendered; Designs for a world that was lost; Shed hopes that were one time engendered; ‘Fore any had tallied the cost. Tis common that clashes, forgotten; And purges by sands, are erased; Gray generals’ dreams unbegotten; … Continue reading

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Go Read a Banned Book

Don’t think about pink elephants. GO! You’re thinking about pink elephants, aren’t you? ‘You are what you eat’ the old saying goes. ‘They shall know you by your friends’ some respond. The reality is, people will know you by what … Continue reading

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Perhaps There Were Fewer Words…

It is always enlightening to read about a thought when it was still in its infancy. We have grown old and all our ideas with us; our world of words is somehow grown fastidious – bombarded as we are by … Continue reading

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A Death Foretold

“Chronicle of a Death Foretold” is a novel written by the great Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A death foretold; I wonder how Gabo would feel about the names splashed across the front of Colombia’s newspapers these days? People with … Continue reading

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How Deep Are The Roots?

How deep are the roots that bind us to where we are at; to what we know and even to who we are? When men are young they seek the new, the unique and the different and the bizarre. To … Continue reading

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“Remains of the Day” – A Book Review

There’s something steady, steadying about the old country. Did you know that the first western experiment with sound money came when Henry I chopped off the hands of coin makers who were diluting silver with other metals while carrying out … Continue reading

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A Birdwatcher, A Writer – and “Seeing”

I have a friend who is a committed birdwatcher. Everywhere he goes he takes the time to first prepare, leafing through birding books on the airplane while others are watching movies or reading candy fiction. “The reason I started birding,” … Continue reading

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