Category Archives: Essay

Blue, the Color for All Reasons

It’s funny how the mind works, and what it chooses to focus on. If you ask me what I want to do with my life, I can’t give you an answer. But I can tell you what my favorite color is:

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Stolen Things

Leaving the house one day, I noticed something lying on the sidewalk. Drawing closer I found the torn, discarded wrapping of a Christmas gift. A little further along the walkway lay the shipping envelope.

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The Nature of Dreams

I’ve always wondered what determines where and how far one’s mind strays during the night hours. There doesn’t seem to be a pattern. Some dreams are too short, cut off just when they’re getting interesting.

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A Campfire on the Carburetor

One day in an automotive galaxy far, far, away . . . okay, so it was in the 70s . . . The father of a guy I knew sold me a Chevy Impala for $75.

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MC Escher and Hard Work

In a letter from MC Escher to his son, written in 1955, the famous artist said: I wish I’d learned to draw a little better! How much effort and persistence it costs to try to do it well. Every once in awhile the stress of it all drives me to the point of a nervous […]

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The Quad

The brown box arrived this afternoon. Within in it, nestled against a transparent, inflatable plastic bag lies the Quad, shrink-wrapped within another plastic bag.

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