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Tis the season for tough questions

Nearly 20 years ago, when my daughter was still in elementary school, she came home one December afternoon in a state of wretched befuddlement. That day some of her little friends were discussing Santa Claus and his rumored nonexistence. Apparently, some of these juvenile dream-killers were telling any of their playmates who would listen, that… Continue reading Tis the season for tough questions

steel doors
100 Word Challenge, Photography, Poems, Studio30 Plus, WP Discover

Behind doors of steel

Caged behind doors of steel, Treacherous fools reside, A merciless monster they conceal. Abandon all hope prophesied If e’er the beast’s bonds are broken. That door cannot be fortified. Withered, wisdom forsaken; Atrophied, weakened beyond a cure Surrenders to loathsome aberration. Deity divine, a false savior Rising out of foul darkness, Corrupt agent provocateur. Demon hordes… Continue reading Behind doors of steel

reading nook
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Analog bibliophile

"Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested.” ~ Francis Bacon I live on a rich diet of books, and I tend to overeat. According to recent estimates, I have close to 800 books in my personal library, all taking up stack space in my home, In every… Continue reading Analog bibliophile

coiled cottonmouth
Photo Hike, Photography, Real Life, State Parks, WP Discover

Chance encounter

Grayson Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida - one of my favorite local hiking venues - has the unique distinction of being located between the Gulf of Mexico on one side, and a handful of rare coastal lakes on the other. These lakes are an unusual mix of both salt and fresh water eco-systems. Dividing the two… Continue reading Chance encounter