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Magnesium chalk held above a tepid puddle of water. A vintage periscoping camera bulb. The second-story inebriants at Mardi Gras. That perfectly ripe avocado.

Can you time the perfect scene whilst your scene is timed?

Saddle the horse that best catches your fancy, msg your colors in order to ante, and race your story like a masked vigilante.

Two straightaways and two arcing bends
are all the separate the means from the ends.
Whither withdrawing enough…


A candle will surrender its oxygen,                                                                                                                                                                                            if only she stands close enough. 




A single inhale  (hers?  mine?)  should not create a vacuum …

There was recently a few writeups discussing the strawmen often used in debating vegan diets. I am not a vegan, but I am a vegetarian, and I have been encountering these arguments for three decades. There is a lot of things I would like to offer to the discussion, but most of them involve me giving half-baked opinions on anthropology, nutrition, archaeology and a host of other subjects that I don't understand, putting myself on the same pseudoscientific level as the…

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