January 2021

The Chair

Curator: “Sir, we do not sit on the museum’s display chairs.”  Patron: “But, madam, it bid me sit down. Was it not made for this purpose?”   Curator: “Yes, originally, but because of its embellishments, adornments and chiseled carving, we placed it in the museum to be viewed and not touched. Sir, this chair is rare, […]

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The Hard Task

Kumph! HaKumph! HaRrrrrummph!   Why am I coughing? Where am I? It’s so dark. And cold.  Dust. You’re in your grave. Your cough, though, is just a memory, a lingering nerve reaction. Remember, you’re dead.  What? Where? Who are you?  I’m your neighbor. You can think of me as your conscience, an old spirit.  What happened?  You died.  How? I

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The Good

Early in my youth, naïve and uninitiated, I believed in the good of every person. Life has modified and clarified for me my belief lay not in the good of every person, but in good itself and this good did exist in some people while in others the good did not seem to reside with

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