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a scape beyond reflection



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Communion, a little story for JonahredfeetGNA

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:51:54 +0000

Once upon a time there was a very large woman and a very small man. The woman, known as Zola, covered close to the entire earth. She was restless. The man, known as Bul, existed in the space between Zola’s collarbone and right earlobe. He didn’t know any better. When Zola laughed, Bul slid around […]


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My First Pair of Combat Boots (draft and partial Introduction)GNA

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:05:29 +0000

The breezeway closet of my grandparent’s house was cool and dark like a cellar. Even in the heat of a Midwest summer it preserved seasonal fruit at the perfect temperature. In the deepest place, where the closet got smaller under the slanted ceiling decades-old shirt boxes, reused each Christmas, took up the majority of space. […]


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Two Months, Two Weeks, Two Days, and Two Hours GNA

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:37:30 +0000

“Don’t turn on that light!” Tiki screamed. “There’s a snail resting on the bulb.”  “No need to yell. I see her.” 


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My First Pair of Combat Boots (technical training, draft)Goodfellow Air Force BaseGNA

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:00:49 +0000

Goodfellow Air Force Base, 1989 For military linguists, technical school is at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. San Angelo, Texas is a small town, dusty, in the middle of nowhere Central Texas. During my technical training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, I became friends with Airman Hall. Airman Hall and I were […]


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My First Pair of Combat Boots (another drafty excerpt)GNA

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:55:26 +0000

Veterans Day. I am a veteran. I am writing a magically real memoir about my six years service in the United States Air Force. Following is one snapshot from my time in technical school at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas. Thank you for reading and supporting me. I can’t discern if I […]


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Where to next?IMAG6554GNA

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:27:39 +0000

Budapest is small and I've walked it from side to side.


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My First Pair of Combat Boots (draft of a magically real interlude from within that book)GNA

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:26:29 +0000

Thanks to the generosity of my darling friends I am writing daily. And in honor of their patronage, just tonight, I wrote this magically real interlude about being a spy for the US Military. It’s a few words inspired by their collective love and generosity. For now, this is what I have to give. Thank […]


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A Land Scape IMAG5786GNA

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:08:13 +0000

The landscape in Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland is fantastic. This earth lives to seduce locals and visitors alike. The Marram Grass-covered mounds change overnight, every night, and all night.  Marram Grass, the common name for Ammophila Arenaria, is the dominant species here. It is especially adapted by having deep roots that extend over a great area […]


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Herv the Venetian Seagull wp-1482277610066.jpegGNA

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:34:32 +0000

Herv was born in Venice. He is a Venetian Seagull. The H in Herv is not silent. Herv is a romantic. He believes that one seagull loves only one other seagull.  We believe: What if the heart soul body mind were dispersed loose and with every new encounter we took the opportunity to recognize all those […]


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Tiki Meets Gigajoy the Whale img_0883-1GNA

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:49:44 +0000

The men cast their lines even though it’s too dark to see fish. Tiki admires the one wearing a floppy red hat. “I especially like that he bit off his bait. He has huge teeth.”   The clock tower sings 23 chimes, then six chimes, then eight.  From the patio I see between the buildings onto […]


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