Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Limbo

Some things that used to be important no longer seem to matter. image above from Gustave Doré’s illustration of Dante’s Inferno, in the public domain per wikimedia The word limbo has a (convoluted) religious meaning, but I mean it here … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Wish I’d Learned Earlier

 New Yorker cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti I‘m such a slow learner. I am capable of learning, but it seems I need to be hit over the head before I recognize a truth, and to work twice as hard … Continue reading

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only this

only this i walked along the ocean shore and suddenly i was no more my self had simply ceased to be and for a while there was no ‘me’. and at that moment all was clear — a Cheshire grin from ear … Continue reading

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20 Lines of Work to Encourage Your Kids to Avoid

(Haven’t done a rant for a while; let’s see how many people I can inadvertently offend this time around. Be forewarned that this post contains immoderate, highly-judgemental language, inadequately-defined terms, Oxford commas, and unsubstantiated opinions. I’m not proud.) THE ROGUES … Continue reading

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10 Things That Are Less Complicated Than They Might Seem

Some people are likely to enjoy the first part of this and loathe (or be bewildered by) the second part; others are likely to find the first part boring and the second part a fun thought experiment. I considered posting … Continue reading

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this moment

there is no word to describe this moment — it is not silent or quiet, because while there are no words being spoken or thought, there is yet sound it is not still, because there is movement, though without plan, … Continue reading

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The Shaman

this is a work of fiction  So I went to a shaman, asking for guidance about liberation and enlightenment. And she told me that she couldn’t help me find enlightenment, but she could possibly help me to see what was … Continue reading

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Smart Women

(The following is fiction — just a fanciful story I made up that I wish were true. Since the email version doesn’t include the article category (“creative works” in this case) when it sends out feeds of my blog, I … Continue reading

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Several Short Sentences About the Welsh Language

This information is based solely on somewhat unsubstantiated internet research and as such may not be entirely true, but it is certainly interesting. I explored the subject because I’m planning a trip to Cymru (Wales) this summer and wanted to be … Continue reading

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Nutrition Facts

Image CC0 from Pixabay I‘ve recently spent a fair bit of time reviewing the vast number of reviews of clinical research done on the connection between nutrition and health, that have been reported on Michael Greger’s nutritionfacts.org site. Michael is a … Continue reading

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