Silent Partner

SILENT PARTNER was originally published in 86 Logic, Spring 2021. No need to mention any of the names of those who ask me, “Why so quiet, James?” In truth, I’m quiet since I do not choose to shallowly discuss the evening news, to idly chat about weather reports or wager over who should win at […]

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LIFE IS BUT A MEME

LIFE IS BUT A MEME The knowledge and folly of the world are containedwithin the internet today. We carry it in pocket, purse or car, or mobile access to it anyway. It hasn’t made us any wiser though, to have these tidbits at our beck and call. If anything, it’s dumbed us down.Y’ know?The viral […]

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MONKEYS SHINED

MONKEYS SHINED          The keyboard monkeys, ad infinitum, may randomly type out a Shakespeare play, but publishing monkeys may well spite ‘em, printing only the pap that sells today.          The chance of brilliance, vanishingly small, is filtered through some monkey business sense and may never make the bookshelves at all — some monkeys see […]

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Hear Here

HEAR HERE     Hammer, anvil, stirrup and drum echo vibrations in the Eustachian cave — down into its enclosed cochlear chamber — where wave modulations are measured for interpretation by the brain, giving meaning and music to the chaos of sound. I remember hearing a story of a king’s satorical conversion while contemplating his […]

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CETACEAN SOUL SEARCH

CETACEAN SOUL SEARCH   When a whale looks you in the eye, it’s to communicate and learn – species to species.   A whale’s eye is a picture window to its soul – a panoramic view of kind receptiveness deeper than, by comparison, our tiny brains. It’s not just the size differential that tells you […]

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