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Tired Marks

Sometimes I’m just tired. I just get tired. My legs are lead – they want not to move. My knees are stiff, like those of a war veteran grandfather who has been seated, forgotten and left, before the television set … Continue reading

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Before Snowhill: In Transit

It doesn’t take long for the man across the car to notice me. We aren’t the only two fellows on the subway, the dirty underground transportation shuttle of our fair and noble city, but we are the only two men wearing the … Continue reading

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Knowledge and Accomplishments

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about my . . . future: potential, actual, and fantastical.  Last night I sat down and wrote this short creative piece; it does, to an extent, represent some thoughts that are currently ricocheting, colliding, exploding around … Continue reading

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Response to Sandman: The First

Part of this project was to respond to a classmate’s (or multiple) posts each week.  This was the first and only comment to my first post. First off, I applaud your choice in authors! However, I have never truly had … Continue reading

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(S4S) Sandman: The First – Thurs, 04 Feb 2010

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Well, he wasn’t really the first. Out of all the Endless, Dream is the third oldest, after his brother Destiny and sister Death. After Dream comes Destruction, Despair, Desire and Delirium. Right off the bat, you can see some patterns. … Continue reading

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Returning to the Search for the Sandman

In my freshman year of college I was in an i-Series English class called “Writing in the Wireless World.”  It concerned integrating viewpoints and literary communications in the digital era; we learned how to convey our ideas through multi-media, including … Continue reading

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Ranch 13: Stages of Farming Education Pt 1

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In farming, especially the farming I’ve learned to do, everyone has to start at the beginning. And the beginning is, inevitably, as lackey. A lackey helps the farmer (or at least the next-most-experienced individual on the farm) do basic tasks, … Continue reading

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Climbing Over the Hump

The hump is on the downslope; the brightness is on the rise. This past weekend – and even a bit of last week – I felt resistant to where I am, what I am doing, who I am doing it … Continue reading

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Ranch 12B: Spring Works Pt 2

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When we return to the corrals, we set up our stations: Phil and his helper (whoever is going to be back there with him) set up their gates and pens; I make sure my supplies are ready for tying the … Continue reading

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Being Poor at SnowHill

I am a poor man. How poor? Poor enough to lose the little I had to a spineless, vindictive son-of-a-bitch who without word, warning, or reason threw me in this building for an indeterminate amount of time. At least I … Continue reading