Lock 7
Feb 27, 2024

I lived on the Mohawk River near Lisha Kill New York. It is near to Albany New York and the other two "tri cities": Schenectady and Troy. Schenectady was the city that" lighted" and "hauled" the world because it was…

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Discovery of the self
Feb 27, 2024

Emma's strength was buried below what she could feel, recognize or know. Deeper than her bone marrow. Over time, she discovers she can not only dream but also make it come true. Had she not broken with her present, she…

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Superposition
Feb 27, 2024

They were riding on a fast-moving glacier. The sky had collapsed and plasmic lightning spilled through the veil. "This is our last chance to mend the damage,” Lydia said. “Every moment that we stay here, we risk complete fragmentation. If…

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Crash Course
Feb 27, 2024

“You want to learn how to be a demon slayer by tomorrow?! Ordinarily, I would say there are no shortcuts. You have to just be here, just be the person that is willing to do what it takes. And then…

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Mimi, My Friend
Feb 27, 2024

Of course, life is full of transitions as we all know and which we sometimes desire and some times dread. As we all know, one of the definitions of transition is "the process or period of changing from one state…

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The Full Monty
Feb 27, 2024

Who knows why some people need to know themselves and others would rather spend their lives hiding , running from any true self-knowledge? But then, again, what is “true” and what is “self-knowledge”? Artists of any description are, by nature,…

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The List
Feb 27, 2024

Noise-cancelling head phones. Kid's watches--not the complicated ones with games, but the simple kind that almost no one makes anymore. Huggable stuffed cats for anxiety, pictures for memory, games to pass the time. Nothing too expensive, because it can go…

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Discovery of (some of) the self
Feb 27, 2024

Discovery of the self I have a friend—I’ll call her Maricelle—who, when I visit her, tells me about her mother and the town that she grew up in. She tells me how her aunts lived nearby and her grandmother had…

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Who’s Sleeping Now?
Feb 27, 2024

There are too many things to never forget. It’s like a shopping list that has to include the grocery store for every human being that has lived, is living, will live. There isn’t even enough paper and ink for all…

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Discovery
Feb 27, 2024

Lo found the box in the hallway closet behind a jumble of orphaned gloves and hats that her husband Sergio no longer wore. He was bald, and she learned early in their marriage that bald men required hats the way…

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Preview of Rafah
Feb 27, 2024

We've already been treated to a preview of what that incursion might look like. SuperBowl Sunday my husband and I decided to visit Nordstrom Rack for our pre-trip shopping expedition. We had an oversized suitcase waiting to be filled with…

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Out of time
Feb 26, 2024

I was your Schotzie, German for Sweetheart and a lovely throwback to your heritage and my 2nd great-grandfather who was also in a mixed marriage with my black 2nd great-grandmother. After she had 9 children with him he replaced her…

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