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OZYMANDIAS TIMES TWO

The famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley presents a bleak view of past glory.  Lesser known is that this work resulted from a contest, as did his wife’s classic horror tale, “Frankenstein.”  Reprinted below are both Shelley’s version and that … Continue reading

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REALITY IS NOT… REAL

During a recent information overload I began to question the basis for defining reality.  Researching various descriptions of the term led to exacerbating the original condition but it also provided for a fascinating foray into something most of us take … Continue reading

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WORDS MEAN THINGS

I have written in the past about the problematic aspect of definition creep, the insidious way in which the meaning of words can change over time while being used as if their original definition was still in effect. This will … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A WORD?

It’s great to be back.  Those who have honored me in the past by reading my submissions will remember that I have several self-published books.  After a four year hiatus I am attempting to reinvigorate the muse and, in a … Continue reading

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A RESQUIESCAT FOR UNCLE SAM

Our uncle is dying.  He lies, stretched at full length, eyes bulging, limbs twitching, life’s blood oozing from countless slashes.  This once proud symbol, the tall man, clad in patriotic colors, stovepipe hat and white beard, will soon be no … Continue reading

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POLITICS ASIDE

Justice Kavanaugh may have been seated on the supreme court but the controversy is far from over because nothing was actually settled.  Most people view the debacle as a political battle; nothing could be farther from the truth.  The goal … Continue reading

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ACA AKA AHA -DOA

I have long believed that if someone supposedly working toward a stated agenda is using anything other than the simplest means possible to achieve that agenda you can be sure their stated agenda is not their true agenda.  So it … Continue reading

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