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Today is Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

From the Ancient Archives: (2600 days ago)

Product Review: Droid Phone, first thoughts:

I have had my new Verizon Motorola Droid phone since December 30—just over a week. I admit that I’ve barely scratched the surface of what the phone can do, but I wanted to give my initial thoughts on the phone. I will give the bad news first. The phone is rather like a Volvo. It’s boxy and square and isn’t the most comfortable thing I’ve ever held. I bought a protective cover for it that actually... read more...

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I wonder about the fate of used pianos in Los Angeles...

You know, some people like certain specific kinds of humor. I know a guy, for instance, who collects clips of people getting a pie in the face. Me, I’ve always wondered about the classic gag where the moving men are hoisting a piano up the side of a building, and some hapless fool walks under it and it slips and falls on/near them. Where do they get so many disposable pianos? I mean, the movie industry is pretty much centered in California… I guess you could look up something like “Used Pianos Los Angeles“…

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Tim Furst: Being a Flying Karamazov Brother

Tim Furst is easily recognized as one of the well known and world-renowned juggling troupe The Flying Karamazov Brothers. While he is not a current member of the troupe, he has a long history with them nearly from their inception, and has performed as part of the group as recently as 2010. Tim first came to my attention when I saw him on PBS as Shakespeare in The Comedy of Errors live at Lincoln Center...

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Ronon Dex, kitten fighter

We had three cats—a full house—when my friend Meghan called me one night. “I found a kitten,” she began. Her own cats were not friendly enough for her to keep it even temporarily to find it a home, and she wanted to know if we could foster him and find a home for him. I agreed to it as long as she took him to the vet and had him checked for diseases. He...

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Indigo, a too-brief friendship

When Dan lived in his top-floor apartment in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, the downstairs neighbors were feeding a local stray cat. The cat was friendly and would come over to get pet when he saw you. When I moved up to Ohio and Dan and I moved into a house in Independence, Dan’s downstairs neighbors were also moving out. Actually, they’d moved out a few days before. We were back getting the last few boxes of...

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Pretty Little Pixie

Pixie was an addition to a house of three existing cats. We already had Ding, Cory, and the stray we’d taken in the year before, Indigo. However one day when we were shopping at Petsmart for some food and other supplies, their animal adoption corner was full of kittens and I just had to look. In looking, one of them just cried out to me spiritually. Or maybe not spiritually but I felt a...

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Cory the Cat

This is the story of Cory, one of our cats. I figured it was time to immortalize the kitties in word. I’m not sure how old Cory is because he was a stray when I acquired him. I was moving out of an apartment in Marietta, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) into a house in Acworth (another suburb of Atlanta) and my ex-husband still had custody of my cat, Ding, and my son, Dominic, both of...

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"String Theory" of Thought

Many years ago I got to thinking… how is it that we are capable of speaking? If you break it down logically, it shouldn’t work. When I start speaking a sentence, I don’t know what the words at the end will be. I haven’t planned the whole thing out word by word. And yet I’m able to construct it in such a way that the word choices at the beginning of the sentence work with...

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On Cats and Trust

As I find myself closer and closer to the inevitable time when my cat, Ding, will die, and the possibility that I may have to have her put to sleep, I find myself repeating an inner argument about the nature of trust. I got Ding as an 8 week old kitten in the spring of 1990, when I was 18 years old. She was a skittish and nervous kitten. Nervous to the point of being...

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The Nature of "God"

I’m going to open this can of worms. Politics and religion are the two topics you’re never supposed to bring up because it’s too easy to offend somebody or get into big arguments, but I’m going to do it anyway. I generally refer to myself as “pagan” for simplicity’s sake, but my actual beliefs are more philosophical and vague than that, in reality. One thing I do not believe in is a god (I will be...

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Is Free Will Compatible with Determinism?

The question of whether or not individuals have free will is one that has been debated for thousands of years. One argument claims that we cannot have free will because our actions are by necessity caused by their circumstances and therefore are predetermined. That is to say, “if our brain states determine our mental states, and the external environment plus the laws determine our brain states, it seems to follow that our mental states are...

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Adam and Eve and the Argument from Evil

One of the primary arguments against the existence of an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-benevolent god1 is the existence of evil in the world. How could such a god allow horrible things to happen to innocent people? If this god loves humanity, how can he let children die of cancer, or hundreds of thousands of people die in the wake of a tsunami? One of the answers sometimes given to this question lies in the idea that...

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Figurines (a short story)

Fiction. A girl deals with an alcoholic, abusive father, and her own guilt…

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Behold, a Dominic Is Born

I went into labor at 2:17am on Wednesday morning, September 13, 1995. This was almost 2 weeks before my predicted “due date” of 09-25. At 3pm on Thursday I went to my OB/GYN (a regular appointment, scheduled weeks in advance) and she did a sonogram to see if I was ready to be admitted into the hospital. …

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The Bunny (a story for children)

Fiction. A young boy befriends an injured rabbit…

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More in “Poetry”:

Poem: "the Introvert"

Poem: "The Phoenix"

Poem: "Hey, Ma!"

Poem: "Faerie Promise"

Poem: "Blood on Porcelain"

Poem: To the Critics, God Bless 'Em

Poem: "My Will"

Poem: "The Follower"

Poem: "Cages"

Poem: "Chisels"


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