Category Archives: Creative Works

What Happened Here

this is a work of fiction image by Vietnamese-American artist Dang My Linh from DeviantArt (I bought a copy of it — please support artists whose work you love!) The work of historians is strange work. History is the telling … Continue reading

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Early Creative Works

I started writing in my last year of high school, nearly 50 years ago. I’m not sure my fellow students liked my work as much as they related to the desperate passion embedded in it. Most of it was pretentious … Continue reading

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the ever-stranger

  Each day, first in the early afternoon and then again at midnight dave-the-character (not ‘me’; rather the creature whose body ‘I’ presume to inhabit) walks down from its tiny, lovely room to the Kaua’i ocean shore, dressed only in … Continue reading

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What You Do Not Know

Look closely: focus on the space in between the instant passed, that moment just a moment ago, that we somehow thought was real, and the instant upon us, that we somehow think will really come — what is that between … Continue reading

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Dogs in the Stands

cartoon by hugh macleod OK, so now what’s holding you back? You know that nothing you do makes any enduring difference, to the state of the world or civilization, or in fact to anything, since there is no ‘you’ to … Continue reading

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What Happened Next, Apparently

image by amira_a from flickr, via pixhere, cc by 2.0 What apparently happened was that among the eight humans who had seemingly gathered on the beach to watch the sunset, it was suddenly realized that there was no one. That … Continue reading

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We Can’t Imagine

image from spirit111 at pixabay cc0 to see that there is no ‘us’, nothing apart, that everything is just a wondrous appearance, that there is only ‘oneness’ (though that poor word doesn’t begin to describe it, it’s as close as a ‘language … Continue reading

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It’s Not That

image from pixabay/pexels CC0 it’s not that we’re ungrateful or unappreciative — we’ve just forgotten; the veil of our selves prevents us from ever seeing, from remembering this. it’s not that we’re hateful, wilfully destructive, violent or intentionally hurtful — we … Continue reading

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The Fortune-Teller

This is a work of fiction. Image from Max Pixel, cc0. Photoshopped with ‘watercolour’ effect. I had noticed the lemonade stand each time I had passed, but I hadn’t had time to stop before. It was an impressive stand, by … Continue reading

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Conversation

artwork from a collection of Nick Smith, possibly by John Wareham “Hey, haven’t seen you in ages. How are you?” “Well, I’m still the world’s most blessed agnostic, lost and scared, hopelessly dreaming of impossibly peaceful and beautiful places and … Continue reading

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